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Memory of Kin: Stories about Family by Black Writers
Jan 1992
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Genre: Anthology
Book Description:

Critic, essayist, and anthologist Mary Helen Washington has chosen as the theme of her newest collection "the family as a living mystery." She selected nineteen stories and twelve poems by some of this century’s leading black authors that oblige the reader to observe the complexities of the family in new and provocative ways.

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High Cotton
Jun 1992
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Genre: Novel/Popular Fiction
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This novel evokes a world that has not often been examined - the world of upper-middle-class blacks, obsessed with light skin and good hair. The story follows the progress of one man from childhood in conservative Indianapolis to integration and adolescent Anglophilia, to a tour of Harlem.

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Out of Bounds
Mar 1992
Genre: Autobiography/Biography
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Jim tells what it means to be an athlete, with sex, Hollywood, drugs, and women as fringe benefits.

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Blanche on the Lam
May 1992
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Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Awards Won for book: New Author of the Year: 1992 - Barbara Neely
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Certain that she will be the number one suspect in the murder when someone in the house where she is working is killed, forty-year-old domestic and reluctant sleuth Blanche White decides to uncover the real killer herself.

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Jazz
Oct 1992
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Genre: Novel/Popular Fiction
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In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

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