Those Bones Are Not My Child: A Novel

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Vintage #ad - 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, who calls those bones Are Not My Child the author's magnum opus, and edited by Toni Morrison, Toni Cade Bambara's last novel leaves us with an enduring and revelatory chronicle of an American nightmare.

Used book in Good Condition. Having elected its first black mayor in 1980, Atlanta projected an image of political progressiveness and prosperity. Through the eyes of a family seized by anguish and terror, racial, we watch a city roiling with political, and class tensions. As hours turn into days, zala realizes that Sonny is among the many cases of missing children just beginning to attract national attention.

Those Bones Are Not My Child: A Novel #ad - But between september 1979 and june 1981, more than forty black children were kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and brutally murdered throughout "The City Too Busy to Hate. Zala spencer, a mother of three, is barely surviving on the margins of a flourishing economy when she awakens on July 20, 1980 to find her teenage son Sonny missing.

Growing increasingly disillusioned with the authorities, who respond to Sonny's disappearance with cold indifference, Zala and her estranged husband embark on a desperate search.

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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - For the first time, young black women are credited with shaping a cultural movement that transformed the urban landscape. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century. In wayward lives, beautiful experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century.

They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work. Beautifully written and deeply researched, second-class citizenship, Wayward Lives recreates the experience of young urban black women who desired an existence qualitatively different than the one that had been scripted for them―domestic service, and respectable poverty―and whose intimate revolution was apprehended as crime and pathology.

They cleaved to and cast off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist, and revised the meaning of marriage. Through a melding of history and literary imagination, Wayward Lives recovers their radical aspirations and insurgent desires. Free love, queer relations, serial partners, cohabitation outside of wedlock, love, and single motherhood were among the sweeping changes that altered the character of everyday life and challenged traditional Victorian beliefs about courtship, common-law and transient marriages, and marriage.

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval #ad - Hartman narrates the story of this radical social transformation against the grain of the prevailing century-old argument about the crisis of the black family. In wrestling with the question of what a free life is, many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship that were indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of law.

67 black and white illustrations.

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Eileen: A Novel

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Penguin Books #ad - My name was Eileen Dunlop. In the meantime, she fills her nights and weekends with shoplifting, stalking a buff prison guard named Randy, and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father’s messes. Consumed by resentment and self-loathing, Eileen tempers her dreary days with perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping to the big city.

When the bright, beautiful, and cheery rebecca saint John arrives on the scene as the new counselor at Moorehead, Eileen is enchanted and proves unable to resist what appears at first to be a miraculously budding friendship. Eileen. I think of it now as what it really was for all intents and purposes—a prison for boys.

Eileen: A Novel #ad - Delvin moorehead was a terrible landlord I had years later, and so to use his name for such a place feels appropriate. In a week, i would run away from home and never go back. This is the story of how I disappeared. The christmas season offers little cheer for eileen dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father’s caretaker in a home whose squalor is the talk of the neighborhood and a day job as a secretary at the boys’ prison, filled with its own quotidian horrors.

In a hitchcockian twist, her affection for Rebecca ultimately pulls her into complicity in a crime that surpasses her wildest imaginings. Played out against the snowy landscape of coastal New England in the days leading up to Christmas, young Eileen’s story is told from the gimlet-eyed perspective of the now much older narrator.

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Evidence of Things Not Seen

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Picador #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Eileen. In his searing and moving essay, james Baldwin explores the Atlanta child murders that took place over a period of twenty-two months in 1979 and 1980 Rummaging through the ruins of american race relations, baldwin addresses all the hard-to-face issues that have brought us a moment in history where it is terrifying to to be a black child in white America, too often, and where, public officials fail to ask real questions about "justice for all.

Baldwin takes a time-specific event and makes it timeless: The Evidence of Things Not Seen offers an incisive look at race in America through a lens at once disturbing and profoundly revealing. This edition of a classic work by one of america's premier writers offers a new Foreword by Derrick Bell with Janet Dewart Bell to the 1995 paperback edition, and is as meaningful today as it was when it was first published in 1985.

Evidence of Things Not Seen #ad - Examining this incident with a reporter's skill and an essayist's insight, he notes the significance of Atlanta as the site of these brutal killings―a city that claimed to be "too busy to hate"―and the permeation of race throughout the case: the black administration in Atlanta; the murdered black children; and Wayne Williams, the black man tried for the crimes.

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The Widow

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Berkley #ad - Now her husband is dead, and there’s no reason to stay quiet. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. Used book in Good Condition. Engrossing. They want to know what it was like living with that man. The truth—that’s all anyone wants.

. She can tell them that there were secrets. There are people who want to hear her story. There always are in a marriage. The new york times bestseller“a twisted psychological thriller you’ll have trouble putting down. People“if you liked gone girl and the Girl on the Train, you might want to pick up The Widow by Fiona Barton.

The Widow #ad - Suspenseful. Stephen kingfollowing the twists and turns of an unimaginable crime, The Widow is an electrifying debut thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife. There’s a lot jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing.

But the one lesson jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything.

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The Salt Eaters

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Vintage #ad - Eileen. Some of them are centered, some are off-balance; some are frightened, and some are daring. Set in a town somewhere in the south, here is the story of a community of black people searching for the healing properties of salt who witness an event that will change their lives forever. Used book in Good Condition.

. Berkley Books. From the men who live off welfare women to the mud mothers who carry their children in their hides, the novel brilliantly explores the narcissistic aspect of despair and the tremendous responsibility that comes with physical, spiritual, and mental well-being.

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Gorilla, My Love

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Vintage #ad - Sharing the world of Toni Cade Bambara's "straight-up fiction" is a stunning experience. Used book in Good Condition. A young girl suffers her first betrayal. Berkley Books. 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 North Carolina.

And there is more. A widow flirts with an elderly blind man against the wishes of her grown-up children. A neighborhood loan shark teaches a white social worker a lesson in responsibility. Eileen.

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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

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Knopf #ad - Used book in Good Condition. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the Afro-American presence in American literature, the literary imagination, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work including the bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved, among them, Jazz, and Paradise and that of others, author Toni Cade Bambara, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, Tar Baby, and theater director Peter Sellars.

Berkley Books. In the writings and speeches included here, "black matters, money, female empowerment, the press, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, " and human rights. Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, culture, and art, and meditations on society, spanning four decades.

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations #ad - The source of self-regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. Eileen. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr.

And the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In all, the source of self-Regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison's oeuvre.

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Men We Reaped: A Memoir

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - Eileen. Berkley Books. She bravely tells her story, revisiting the agonizing losses of her only brother and her friends. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made Jesmyn ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth―and it took her breath away.

Jesmyn says the answer was so obvious she felt stupid for not seeing it. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships.

Jesmyn grew up in poverty in rural Mississippi. But it nagged at her until she knew she had to write about her community, to write their stories and her own. A brutal world rendered beautifully, jesmyn ward’s memoir will sit comfortably alongside Edwidge Danticat’s Brother, Tobias Wolff's This Boy’s Life, I'm Dying, and Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Men We Reaped: A Memoir #ad - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Used book in Good Condition. She writes powerfully about the pressures this brings, on the men who can do no right and the women who stand in for family in a society where the men are often absent. Named one of the best books of the century by new york magazinetwo-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward Salvage the Bones, Unburied, Sing contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, Sing, and the risk of being a black man in the rural South.

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Deep Sightings & Rescue Missions: Fiction, Essays, and Conversations

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Vintage #ad - Berkley Books. Edited and with a preface by toni morrison, and interviews offers lasting evidence of Bambara's passion, essays, lyricism, this posthumous collection of short stories, and tough critical intelligence. Included are tales of mothers and daughters, rebels and seeresses, politics and race, activist, and on the difficulties and necessities of forging an identity as an artist, community activists and aging gangbangers, as well as essays on film and literature, and black woman.

Eileen. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. It is a treasure trove not only for those familiar with Bambara's work, but for a new generation of readers who will recognize her contribution to contemporary American letters.

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Corregidora

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Beacon Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Here is gayl jones's classic novel, the tale of blues singer Ursa, consumed by her hatred of the nineteenth-century slave master who fathered both her grandmother and mother. Eileen. Berkley Books.

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