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Passing Through
Nov 2005
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Genre: Short Story Collection (same author)
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"From the national bestselling author of Waiting in Vain and Satisfy My Soul comes a sexy, witty collection of connected stories set on San Carlos, a tiny island with an old volcano in the Caribbean Sea."

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The Second Life of Samuel Tyne
Sep 2005
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Genre: Novel/Popular Fiction
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"Racial discord and family strife shadow this dense, moody tale of a black family and its troubles settling into a new town in Alberta, Canada. In 1968, soft-spoken West African-born Samuel Tyne inherits his reclusive Uncle Jacob's mansion in the town of Aster, formerly settled by black familiies out of Oklahoma. Samuel hastily relocates Maud, his crass, chilly wife, and their sneering, eccentric, "stone-lioke" twin daughters, Chloe and Yvette."

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Leaving Cecil Street
Aug 2005
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Genre: Novel/Popular Fiction
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It is 1969 and Cecil Street is “feeling some kind of way,” so the residents decide to have two block parties this year. These energetic, sensual street celebrations serve as backdrops to the stories of the people on the block. Joe, a long-ago sax player, has turned his eye across the street to a newly arrived young southern beauty even as he is suddenly haunted by memories of his horn-playing nights and his affection for a shy, soft hooker from years ago. Joe’s wife, Louise, a licensed practical nurse, is losing her teeth to gum disease and her joy to sensing that Joe’s attention has wandered. Their teenage daughter, Shay, is consumed with helping her best friend and next-door neighbor Neet, who has gotten pregnant by a Corner Boy. Neet’s mother, Alberta, is shunned by the block because of her immersion in a religion that has no name.

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The Professor's Daughter
Jul 2005
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Genre: New Author
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When Emma Boudreaux’s older brother, Bernie, winds up in a coma after a freak accident, it’s as if she loses a part of herself. All their lives, he has served as her compass, her stronger, better half: Bernie was brilliant when Emma was smart, charismatic when she was awkward, and confident when she was shy. Only Bernie was able to navigate – if not always diplomatically – the terrain of their biracial identity. Now, as the chronic rash that’s flared up throughout her life returns with a vengeance, Emma is sleepwalking through her first year at college, left alone to grow into herself.  The key to Emma’s self-discovery lies in her father’s past. Esteemed Princeton professor Bernard Boudreaux is emotionally absent and secretive about his family history. Little does Emma know just how haunted that history is, how tortured the path from the Deep South town to his present Ivy League success has been. Though her father and brother are bound by the past, Emma might just escape. 

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Little Scarlet
Jun 2005
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Genre: Mystery/Suspense
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"Los Angeles, 1965, right after the Watts Riots, six summer days of racial violence-burning, looting, and killing-that followed the routine arrest of a black motorist for drunken driving. Although custodian and unlicensed PI Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins stayed safely inside during the turmoil, as an African American male he understands all too well what it was about. "Its hot and people are mad," he explains in Walter Mosley's Little Scarlet."

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