Devil’s Descent

I'm Luther Cross, but you already knew that. Hard to forget a dangerously handsome, effortlessly stylish half-demon like myself. I earn my living using my knowledge of the occult...

Bluebird, Bluebird

Southern fables usually go the other way around. A white woman is killed or harmed in some way, real or imagined, and then, like the moon follows the sun, a black man ends up...

Guys Read: The Sports Pages

A lineman with something to proveA vendetta against a baseball legendThe rise of a real-life NHL all-starThe luckiest grapefruit in sports historyOpen up The Sports Pages, the...

Guys Read: The Distance

CJ just blew the half-mile relay for his track team, but the race on his mind is the one that's happening off the field in this short story from all-star author Jacqueline Woodson.

Pleasantville

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY’S WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTIONFrom Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire, this sophisticated thriller sees lawyer Jay...

Macadoo of the Maury River

When Macadoo is just a colt, he challenges his father, a huge Belgian stallion, in order to protect his mother and the rest of the herd. From that moment on, Mac knows that his...

Chancey of the Maury River

On the night Chancey is born, a "fire star" gallops across the sky. But many years of hardship will pass before the orphaned albino Appaloosa can believe the prophecy his dam...

The Warlord of Willow Ridge

Gary Phillips writes hard-hitting crime fiction that grabs listeners from start to finish. In The Warlord of Willow Ridge, O'Conner needs a place to hole up after an especially...

The Beautiful Struggle A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood

Ta-Nehisi Coates' debut is an infectious, reflective memoir-a lyrical saga of surviving the crack-stricken streets of Baltimore in the '80s. Son of Vietnam vet and black awareness...

Sunrise Over Fallujah

Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers presents a compelling novel that looks at America’s occupation of Iraq through the eyes of those who live it first hand. Charged with...

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