Book List in Order:7 titles

  • A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection The story of the storm went like this: it was so cold that the neighborhood families burned anything they could to stay warm. The mayor arranged an emergency school bus to get the kids to school. Bu...


  • Hazel helps take care of her brother Raymond in their Harlem neighborhood, where she's determined to beat her rival Gretchen in an upcoming footrace. But her competitiveness melts away after she sees Raymond running alongside the race track. Hazel ga...


  • This suspenseful novel portrays a community--and a family--under siege, during the shocking string of murders of black children in Atlanta in the early 1980s.  Written over a span of twelve years, and edited by Toni Morrison, who calls Those Bones A...


  • Edited and with a Preface by Toni Morrison, this posthumous collection of short stories, essays, and interviews offers lasting evidence of Bambara's passion, lyricism, and tough critical intelligence. Included are tales of mothers and daughters, rebe...


  • Ten stories of Black life written with Ms. Bambara's characteristic vigor, sensibility and winning irony. The stories range from the timid and bumbling confusion of a novice community worker in "The Apprentice" to the love-versus-politics crisis of a...


  • Set in Claybourne, a small town somewhere in the South, THE SALT EATERS is the story of a community of black faith healers who, searching for the healing properties of salt, witness an event that will change their lives forever....


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    In these fifteen superb stories, this essential author of African American fiction gives us compelling portraits of a wide range of unforgettable characters, from sassy children to cunning old men, in scenes shifting between uptown New York and rural...