Molly McArdle

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So Much Blue

Prolific and prodigiously talented novelist Everett tells the story of a painter who will not show his wife, children, or his best friend his work in progress, made up all of shades of blue...

The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era

This new history from New York Times best-selling author Taylor follows the life of Daniel Murray, an exemplary member of postbellum Washington, DC, and America's wealthy and well-educated black elite...

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé

In this book of poems about more than Beyoncé but also crucially about Beyoncé, poet Parker considers history and the future, performance and interiority, humor and tragedy, politics and art...

A Mind To Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland

A counterpoint to the history of the Great Migration, focusing on a community of black Americans who remained in the South, eventually becoming the owners of the land their enslaved ancestors worked...

Lust: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel

Prolific novelist and NAACP Image Award winner Murray considers one sin in particular (the titular lust) and its deadly consequences in a story about a sheltered Washington, DC, woman, her fiancé, and his childhood best friend who has plans for payback...

Mainstreaming Black Power

History professor Davies reconsiders the Black Power movement in terms of its many interactions with white power structures, i...

Magic City Gospel

Rona Jaffe Award winner Jones explores race, identity, history, and Birmingham, AL, in this debut collection...

Even in Paradise

Novelist Nunez, who tackled The Tempest in her 2006 novel, Prospero's Daughter, here offers a retelling of King Lear...

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