The Revisioners

Author: Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: September 19, 2020

Deal ends: September 19, 2020

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"This stunning novel is told in alternating chapters from the points of view of two African-American women connected by blood but divided by time: a biracial single mom in 2017 and a former sharecropper turned farm-owning widow in 1924" as they discover the dangers that threaten to upend their lives transcend generations (The New York Times Book Review, A Notable Book of the Year).In 1924, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery. Now her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them. But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Klux Klan, a relationship that jeopardizes Josephine’s family.Nearly one hundred years later, Josephine’s descendant, Ava, is a single mother who has just lost her job. She moves in with her white grandmother, Martha, a wealthy but lonely woman who pays Ava to be her companion. But Martha’s behavior soon becomes erratic, then threatening, and Ava must escape before her story and Josephine’s converge.The Revisioners explores the depths of women’s relationships—powerful women and marginalized women, healers and survivors. It is a novel about the bonds between mothers and their children, the dangers that upend those bonds. At its core, The Revisioners ponders generational legacies, the endurance of hope, and the undying promise of freedom.

Two Sides Of Him

Author: Jacqueline Mosley

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: September 18, 2020

Deal ends: September 18, 2020

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Leila Jameson finds herself in the dating scene again after ending a five-year relationship with her ex-fiancé, Daniel. Leila's sister Asia convinces her to make a Tinder account, hoping this will help get over her cheating fiancé. She goes on dates with the guys off the app but finds herself disappointed in all the men. Just as she was about to give up on this Tinder thing, Leila finds a guy name Jayson Morris on there that she's attracted to off top. They end up clicking, until he disappears out of nowhere, with no explanation.    Heartbroken again, Leila has had it up to here with men. She decides to focus more on her career than a relationship. That all changes on her 30th birthday when her sister Asia takes her to a club. Leila finds Jayson staring at her on the dance floor. She immediately walks over, approaching him. She questions Jayson, asking why he disappeared on her? He acts as if he doesn't remember a thing she's talking about. So, Leila, storms off, swearing she will never talk to him again.    After the club, both parties are involved in a tragic wreck that connects Leila and Jayson back together. They end up falling madly in love with each other. Jayson gives Leila everything that she could possibly dream of. Yet, something isn't quite right about this charming, successful, extremely attractive man. He has a side to him that Leila never would have expected. After finding out Jayson's dark secret, things take a twisted turn for the worst. Is Leila prepared to handle what this mysterious man has up his sleeves?

When Worlds Collide

Author: Millie Belizaire

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: September 17, 2020

Deal ends: September 17, 2020

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BOOK ONE of The Collide Series Sometimes love comes unexpectedly...Lauren is a spoiled daddy's girl, brought up under the protection of Miami's elite black society. With a law professor for a mother, and a state attorney for a father, she has been raised to understand the law down to its most fundamental form. She's what they call, in every sense of the term, a Good Girl. As her father prepares to take on the biggest case of his career--going against Miami's most notorious kingpin, Silas Montgomery--tensions begin to rise, and our Good Girl becomes Silas Montgomery's newest target. Now on the radar of the most dangerous man in Miami, Lauren's perfect world goes up in flames. Everyday becomes a constant battle to stay alive.Kain is about as close to Silas Montgomery as most people can get. Unlike Lauren's world of sheltered ease, his world is dark and dangerous. He's been raised by the code of the streets, hardened by life's harshest lessons. Not many people are out here doing Kain any favors. Especially not the kind of favor he extends to Lauren. Protection--that's what he offers her. Protection from the most dangerous man in Miami.Lauren and Kain's story is tale of love crossing over to the different side of the tracks. Their's is a tale of what happens when worlds collide.Book one is told entirely in Lauren's point of view.

Prince of Darkness

Author: Shane White

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: September 16, 2020

Deal ends: September 16, 2020

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In the middle decades of the nineteenth century Jeremiah G. Hamilton was a well-known figure on Wall Street. Cornelius Vanderbilt, America's first tycoon, came to respect, grudgingly, his one-time opponent. The day after Vanderbilt's death on January 4, 1877, an almost full-page obituary on the front of the National Republican acknowledged that, in the context of his Wall Street share transactions, "There was only one man who ever fought the Commodore to the end, and that was Jeremiah Hamilton." What Vanderbilt's obituary failed to mention, perhaps as contemporaries already knew it well, was that Hamilton was African American. Hamilton, although his origins were lowly, possibly slave, was reportedly the richest colored man in the United States, possessing a fortune of $2 million, or in excess of two hundred and $50 million in today's currency. In Prince of Darkness, a groundbreaking and vivid account, eminent historian Shane White reveals the larger than life story of a man who defied every convention of his time. He wheeled and dealed in the lily white business world, he married a white woman, he bought a mansion in rural New Jersey, he owned railroad stock on trains he was not legally allowed to ride, and generally set his white contemporaries teeth on edge when he wasn't just plain outsmarting them. An important contribution to American history, Hamilton's life offers a way into considering, from the unusual perspective of a black man, subjects that are usually seen as being quintessentially white, totally segregated from the African American past.

Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

Author: Tyler Perry

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: September 15, 2020

Deal ends: September 15, 2020

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View our feature on Tyler Perry's Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings.In 2005, Tyler Perry took Hollywood by storm. The movie he wrote, produced, and starred in, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, opened number one at the box office and went on to gross more than $50 million. In its first week on sale, the DVD sold 2.4 million copies. At the same time, Perry was starring nightly across the country in a soldout stage show he'd also written, produced, and scored-Madea Goes to Jail-even as another one of his productions, Meet the Browns, was touring nationally. Every week in 2005, 35,000 people saw a Tyler Perry production. His second feature film, Madea's Family Reunion, opens in theaters in February 2006. Now, this triple-threat actor/playwright/director, has written his first book, and it features his most beloved, most irreverent creation: sixty-eight-year-old grandmother Madea Simmons. Madea is at the center of all of Tyler Perry's work, and she's always unfailingly outspoken, dead-on, and hilarious. But in Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings, Madea shares more than she ever has before- about herself, and about what she thinks of everyone around her. The topics inimitably covered by Madea (a term of endearment for "Mother Dear") include love and marriage, child-rearing, etiquette and neighborliness, beauty tips, health tips, financial tips, the Bible and the church, and, of course, gun care. She's brazen, feisty, and never at a loss for words, but at the heart of everything she says- and at the heart of all of Perry's work-is a resounding message of faith and forgiveness. Shockingly hilarious, surprisingly moving, and as rousing and inspiring as a great gospel show, Madea's words of wisdom, memories, and straight-up in-your-face advice will be cherished by Perry's numerous fans- and it all comes just in time for Mother's Day. Tyler Perry is about to take the publishing world by storm.

The Supremacy

Author: Torica Tymes

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: September 14, 2020

Deal ends: September 14, 2020

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If it wasn't for the pain, sorrow, and betrayal...If it wasn't for the envy, drugs, and death...If it wasn't for the Mexican drug connection that fueled the fire to set such a flame in a small country region of Georgia....then this would be one happy love story!When Ivory was introduced to the drug game, he quickly became addicted to the glitz and glamour that it had to offer. Over time, he elevated to the top of his trade and even though he was very successful; he began to have deep thoughts of leaving it all behind and going legit-especially after falling in love with Tonya and getting attached to being around his only son, Stone.Some people write it...and some people live it...and then you have the rare few who live long enough to write about it. Welcome to The Supremacy!