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Tryin' To Sleep In the Bed You Made
Sep 1997
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Awards Won for book: New Author of the Year: 1997 - Donna Grant | New Author of the Year: 1997 - Virginia DeBarry
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Curl up in a chair and enter the lives of two unforgettable women whose joys and sorrows you will never forget. And when you’re finished, call your best friend. With heart and soul, passion and poignancy, Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made follows the lives of two best friends, Gayle Saunders and Patricia Reid, as they grow, learn, make choices, find love, and find heartache.
Gayle was the beauty who believe that a man could make her world complete. Patricia was the intellectual who thought that rising to the top of her career would make her happy. And then there is Marcus Carter, who has been linked to both Pat and Gayle since the tragedy that occurred when they were all children. Can either one save him from himself? Can friends survive a love that comes between them? Each of them gets what she wants, but no one counts on the price they have to pay.

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Big Girls Don't Cry
May 1997
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Born into a comfortable Washington, D.C., home, Naomi Jefferson leads a life that is only occasionally marred by racism. As a teenager in the 1960s, her biggest concern centers around virginity. But all that changes when her older brother, Joshua—who seems destined for greatness—is killed in a tragic car accident on his way to a civil rights demonstration. Now the rift between black and white America becomes much too personal, and Naomi embarks on a journey to honor her brother’s legacy—and to find herself.
This brilliant new novel, from the bestselling author of Sisters & Lovers, traces three decades in the life of a woman readers will not soon forget, as she searches for love and purpose in a harsh often unforgiving world.

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Gone Fishin'
Mar 1997
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A prequel to the Easy Rawlins mystery series finds a nineteen-year-old Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins and his companion, Raymond “Mouse” Alexander, on a perilous 1939 odyssey that takes them from Houston to a mysterious bayou world of voodoo, sex, revenge, and death.

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Don't Block the Blessings
Jan 1997
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From lead singer with the Blue Belles in the ’60s to Grammy Award winner in the ’90s, the enduring career of Patti LaBelle is one for the books. In Don’t Block the Blessings, Patti reveals the exciting story of her rise to fame, describes how she overcame serious career setbacks, and writes frankly about her own personal tragedies.

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He Say, She Say
Oct 1997
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A novel about friendship, family, and love. It's set in the windy city of Chicago and breezily told in four alternating voices.

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