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Perfect Peace: A Novel
4.18
It was not simply that Emma Jean Peace desperately wanted a daughter after giving her husband six sons. She wanted to shower on a daughter all the lov...more
Jun 28, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
 
Jamaican American Thug Drama
3.83
A COMPELLING TALE OF DANGEROUS LOVE

There's more than a little drama in J.S. Lewis' fast-paced and emotionally heart-wrenching novel. This is one cold-...more
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
Covenant
4.53
Author Rashid Darden betters himself considerably with Covenant, the sequel to his debut novel Lazarus. In a story that is sweet and sexy, poignant an...more
May 07, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
 
All I Could Bare: My Life in the Strip Clubs of Gay Washington, D.C.
3.68
Back in the early 1990s, a handsome, young, and affable African American graduate student and teacher found himself nervously attending his first gay...more
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Jan 11, 2012
 
What If It Feels Good?
4.75
D.J. McLaurin’s hard-to-put-down, exceptionally well-written and phenomenally plotted “What If It Feels Good?” is pure old-school pop fiction with an...more
Jan 2005
Jan 11, 2012
 
Unspoken
2.75
Gene Naro’s Dynasty-esque debut novel simmers with enough family turmoil, sexual intrigue, high stakes corporate wheeling and dealing and greed, lies,...more
Jan 2008
Jan 11, 2012
 
Dark Dude
3.58
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos maintains his reputation with this lovely coming-of-age tale of a Cuban-American 16-year-old who drops...more
Jul 2008
Jan 11, 2012
 
Shine
4.44
Why so often in literature—or in life for that matter—tragedy glows brightest? Is it that when our emotions are darkest their fires of despair burn mo...more
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
 
Shaming the Devil: Collected Short Stories
3.54

Poet G. Winston James makes a remarkable fiction debut with SHAMING THE DEVIL, a collection of short stories that examine black, predominantly homoero...more
Jan 2010
Jan 11, 2012
 
The Lovely Bones
3.71
From a place in between heaven and earth fourteen-year-old Susie Salmon casually describes her December 6, 1973 rape and murder by a neighbor. Over th...more
Sep 2007
Jan 11, 2012
 
Happy Ending and A Day of Absence.
3.79
I haven't read or seen these plays since the 1970s, but I do remember that Douglas Turner Ward's satirical observations were dead on and hysterically...more
not set
Feb 29, 2012
 
Lazarus
4.43
There is story telling and there is compelling story telling. And while author Rashid Darden, in his debut novel, invites and educates us into the cla...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
 
The Bad Seed
3.46
I’ve been a fan of Lee Hayes since he ripped the lid off that dirty little secret known as black gay domestic abuse in his debut page-turner “Passion...more
not set
Jan 12, 2012
 
The Seduction of Mr. Bradley
4.42

If it is reasonable to assume that some of us are right handed, some of us are left handed, and some of us are ambidextrous, then it should be a reaso...more
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Jan 12, 2012
 
Black Girl @ the Gay Channel
4.25
In the afterglow of New York State’s new law legalizing gay marriage, Darlyne Baugh’s effervescent roman à clef “Black Girl @ The Gay Channel” takes o...more
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Jan 11, 2012
 
Damages
3.79
“Damages,” a brutally honest and poetically eloquent memoir by Yugoslavian-born Bazhe DeKargo, is nothing short of brilliant! This first time book aut...more
not set
Jan 11, 2012
 
Football Games
2.00
These days, being out about your homosexuality is about as brave, bold and groundbreaking as being in an interracial relationship, or being a light sk...more
Jun 13, 2013
May 20, 2013
 
Chulito
4.07

As well demonstrated in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, there is nothing so exhilarating and tragic as young love struggling to blossom under the suff...more
Dec 30, 2011
Jan 11, 2012
 
Right Side of the Wrong Bed
3.27
Of the top five major cities in America, Los Angeles is arguably the least ghettoized. In its core metropolis few neighborhoods have an overwhelming p...more
Sep 2007
Jan 11, 2012
 
Joseph
3.93
While his father Peter is off fighting the war in Iraq, 15-year-old Joseph Flood is in a battle of his own; one as emotionally taxing, politically que...more
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Feb 10, 2012
 
Love Yourself First
4.00
Author Delvon Johnson’s debut novel Love Yourself First is an absolute delight as it blithely takes us on a whirlwind twirl through the glitzy, glamor...more
Apr 09, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
Salvage the Bones
3.78
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May 05, 2012
 
The Learning Tree
4.02
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Jan 12, 2012
 
Voices in the Mirror
4.35
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Jan 12, 2012
 
Ntozake Shange
3.94
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Jan 17, 2012
 
Praisesong for the Widow
3.65
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Jan 12, 2012
 
Return to Peyton Place
3.41
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Jan 12, 2012
 
Love the One You're With: A B-Boy Blues Novel
3.83
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Jan 12, 2012
 
B-Boy Blues: A Seriously Sexy, Fiercely Funny, Black-on-Black Love Story
4.10
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Jan 12, 2012
 
Just Above My Head
4.34
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Jan 12, 2012
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