A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen
Words Literary Prize, and a New
York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and
widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn
Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi,
is a “tour de force” (O,
The Oprah Magazine) and a timeless work of fiction that
is destined to become a classic.
for the Andrew Carnegie Medal and Kirkus Prize Finalist
In this powerful and provocative memoir,
genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the
weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a Black
body, a Black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral
The definitive, dramatic
biography of the most important Black American of the nineteenth
century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the
greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and
writers of the era.
In this singular collection,
John Edgar Wideman, the acclaimed author of Writing to Save a Life,
blends the personal, historical, and political to invent complex,
charged stories about love, death, struggle, and what we owe each
other. With characters ranging from everyday Americans to Jean-Michel
Basquiat to Nat Turner, American
Histories is a journey through time, experience, and the
soul of our country.
“A timeless classic” (San Antonio Express-News),
reissued with a new foreword, afterword, and ten percent more
material about a Black man who spent seventeen years on a brutal
Texas prison plantation and underwent a remarkable transformation.
Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times
bestselling author of Black
Privilege and always provocative cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club,
reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxieties.
Fear is holding you back. It’s time to turn the tables and channel
your fears to actually fuel your success.
Written in the tradition of
works by Joan Didion, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, and Eve Ensler, a
provocative and soul-searching “autobiography of America”—the past,
the present, and the future Kevin Powell wants for us all, through
the lens and lives of three major figures: his mother, Barack Obama,
and Donald Trump.
In a thrillingly alive, candid
new work, award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson takes us inside
the drug-ravaged neighborhood and struggling family of his youth,
while examining the cultural forces—large and small—that led him and
his family to this place.
this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential
history, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an
illuminating exploration of the early development, growth, and
exercise of leadership.
#1 New York Times
bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in
this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to
define it, how to achieve it...Most important, it is a powerful story
of an exhilarating mind and life” (The
dramatic biography of the most important African American of the
nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became
the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists
and writers of the era.
#1 New York Times
bestselling authors of The
Heart of Everything That Is return with one of the most
inspiring—and underappreciated—chapters in American history: the
story of the Continental Army’s six-month transformation in Valley
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Dexter’s Michael C. Hall reads this classic
horror story described by Publishers
Weekly as the “most frightening novel Stephen King
has ever written.” Soon to be a major motion picture—watch
the trailer here!
by Beau Bridges, David Morse, Jay O. Sanders, Richard Thomas, and
this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in
presidential history, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Doris Kearns
Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration into the early
development, growth, and exercise of leadership.
fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant National Book Award
finalist that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it
takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy
who killed his brother.