By Troy Johnson AALBC Founder
Full of biting humor and careful honesty, Give My Love to the Savages is a collection of nine stories that illuminate the multifaceted Black experience, exploring the thorny intersections of race, identity, and Black life through an extraordinary cast of characters. From the absurd to the starkly realistic, this collection takes aim at the ironies and contradictions of the American racial experience.
Chris Stuck’s provocative and raw debut collection of short fiction is reminiscent of Junot Diaz’s Drown. More ▶
By Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, The Personal Librarian is a biographical novel based on the life of Belle da Costa Greene, the daughter of Richard T. Greener, the first Black man to graduate from Harvard. But Belle was best known for being the woman who helped JP Morgan amass his amazing collection of art and rare manuscripts. However, as she became one of the most powerful women in the country in the early 1900’s, she harbored a secret — no one knew she was Black…she was passing. More ▶
A husband, a father, a son, a business owner…And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi.
Blacktop Wasteland is now available in paperback. Start reading the thriller that The New York Times, NPR, The Los Angeles, Times, Crime Reads and more all called a best book of 2020. More ▶
“Superb…Cuts right to the heart of the most important questions of our times.” —Michael Connelly
A Black father. A white father. Two murdered sons. A quest for vengeance.
Provocative and fast-paced, S. A. Cosby’s Razorblade Tears is a story of bloody retribution, heartfelt change – and maybe even redemption. Start reading it now. More ▶
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