Elsewhere, California: A Novel

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Counterpoint #ad - We first met avery in two of the stories featured in Dana Johnson’s award–winning collection Break Any Woman Down. As a young girl, she and her family escape the violent streets of Los Angeles to a more gentrified existence in suburban West Covina. The dual–narrative of elsewhere, California illustrates the complicated history of African Americans across the rolling basin of Los Angeles.

This average life, trips to 7–eleven to gawk at tiger Beat magazine, is soon interrupted by a past she cannot escape, and family outings to Dodger Stadium, filled with school, personified in the guise of her violent cousin Keith. When keith moves in with her family, he triggers a series of events that will follow Avery throughout her life: to her studies at USC, to her burgeoning career as a painter and artist, and into her relationship with a wealthy Italian who sequesters her in his glass–walled house in the Hollywood Hills.

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In the Not Quite Dark: Stories

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Counterpoint #ad - Is haunted by the specter of both gentrification and a young female tourist, whose body was found in the water tower of a neighboring building. With deep insight into character, intimate relationships, and the modern search for personal freedom, In the Not Quite Dark is powerful new work that feels both urgent and timeless.

Following her prize-winning collection break any woman down, class, Dana Johnson returns with a collection of bold stories set mostly in downtown Los Angeles that examine large issues –love, race – and how they influence and define our most intimate moments. In “the liberace museum, reflecting on her own experience and the night she lost her best friend; and in the collection’s title story, crossing miles of road and history to the promised land of consumption; in “Rogues, ” a woman listens to the strict advice given to her spoiled niece about going away to college, ” a young man on break from college lands in his brother’s Inland Empire neighborhood during a rash of unexplained robberies; in “She Deserves Everything She Gets, ” a mixed-race couple leave the South toward the destination of Vegas, a man setting down roots in downtown L.

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A Biomythography Crossing Press Feminist Series - Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

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Crossing Press #ad - Lorde brings into play her craft of lush description and characterization. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her. It keeps unfolding page after page. Off our backs Great product! From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical.

. Zami is a fast-moving chronicle.

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The Marriage Plot: A Novel

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Picador #ad - Great product! As madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes-the charismatic and intense Leonard Bankhead, and her old friend the mystically inclined Mitchell Grammaticus. Picador USA. In american colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads.

. As all three of them face life in the real world they will have to reevaluate everything they have learned. Jeffrey eugenides creates a new kind of contemporary love story in "his most powerful novel yet" Newsweek. But madeleine hanna, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, dutiful English major, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels.

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Michiko kakutani, the New York Times"A grand romance in the Austen tradition. Usa todayare the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead? Or can there be a new story, prenups, sexual freedom, written for today and alive to the realities of feminism, and divorce?It's the early 1980s.

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The Street: A Novel

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Mariner Books #ad - Isbn13: 9780395901496. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Petry is the writer we have been waiting for, hers are the stories we need to fully illuminate the questions of our moment, while also offering a page-turning good time. Great product! Tracking provided on most orders. Its haunting tale still resonates today.

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Ann petry, the woman, had it all, and so does her insightful, prescient and unputdownable prose.

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Nicotine: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. Picador USA. She goes to investigate the property and finds it occupied by a group of friendly and charming anarchist squatters who have renamed the property Nicotine House. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Ecco. The residents of nicotine house defenders of smokers’ rights possess the type of passion and fervor Penny feels she’s desperately lacking, and the other squatter houses in the neighborhood provide a sense of community she’s never felt before.

And she’s never felt particularly close to her much-older half-brothers from Norm’s previous marriage-one wickedly charming and obscenely rich but mostly just wicked, one a photographer on a distant tropical island. But all that changes when her father dies, and Penny inherits his childhood home in New Jersey.

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Condition: New. Her mother, norm, amalia, was a member of an amazonian tribe called the Kogi; her much older father, long ago attained cult-like deity status among a certain group of aging hippies while operating a ‘healing center’ in New Jersey.

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Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

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Atria Books #ad - Isbn13: 9780395901496. Great product! Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Picador USA. New york times bestseller • winner of the 2015 women's way book prize • goodreads best of 2014 semi-finalist • books for a better life award finalist • lambda literary Award Finalist • Time Magazine “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” • American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community—and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms.

With unflinching honesty and moving prose, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population.

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Quicksand

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Martino Fine Books #ad - Nella larsen's first novel tells the story of Helga Crane, a fictional character loosely based on Larsen's own early life. Ecco. Tracking provided on most orders. Crane is the lovely and refined daughter of a Danish mother and a West Indian black father who abandons Helga and her mother soon after Helga is born.

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Unable to feel comfortable with any of her white-skinned relatives, Helga lives in various places in America and visits Denmark in search of people among whom she feels at home. Isbn13: 9780395901496. Picador USA. Condition: New. 2011 reprint of 1928 edition not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software.

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In one sense, quicksand might be called an odyssey; however, Larsen's protagonist has a series of adventures, instead of overcoming a series of obstacles and finally arriving at her native land, each of which ends in disappointment.

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Sula

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Vintage #ad - Ecco. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, Ohio. Two girls who grow up to become women. Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More.

Condition: New. You’ll be glad you read them. Barack Obama Great product! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Picador USA. Tracking provided on most orders. It endures even after nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Zadie smithone of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Ecco. HarperCollins Publishers. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New.

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Olive Kitteridge

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Named one of the best book of the year by people • usa today • the atlantic • the washington post book world • seattle post-intelligencer • entertainment weekly • The Christian Science Monitor • San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • San Antonio Express-News • Chicago Tribune • The Wall Street Journal   “Perceptive, deeply empathetic.

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