The following is a list of African-American interest adult books, fiction and nonfiction, being published between September 2005 and March 2006.
AFRICAN AMERICAN IMAGES
Darkness Matters: Understanding How NeuroMelanin Impacts Health, Disease, Memory, Movement, and Consciousness (Dec., $14.95) edited by Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum offers essays considering the history, science, and psychology of melanin.
Building on the Promise of Diversity: How We Can Move to the Next Level in Our Workplaces, Our Communities, and Our Society (Oct., $27.95) by R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr. presents a results-focused, five-step process for applying diversity management toward the advancement of organizational and community goals.
The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy (Mar., paper $14.95) by Kimberly Seals Allers provides survival tips for African-American mothers-to-be from doctors, moms, and celebrities.
Letter to a Young Artist (Feb., paper $13) by Anna Deveare Smith offers inspiring yet brass-tacks advice to aspiring artists of all mediums. Advertising. Author tour.
Before You Put That On: 365 Daily Tips for Her (Oct., $27.50) by Lloyd Boston guides readers through just about any imaginable fashion obstacle.
Driven from Within (Oct., $35) by Michael Jordan with Tinker Hatfield celebrates the mentors and friends in the basketball star’s life who contributed to his success, and the power that comes from people sharing their gifts and hard-won knowledge.
Before I Got Here: The Wondrous Things We Hear When We Listen to the Souls of Children (Oct., $18.95) by Blair Underwood compiles conversations and comments submitted by children to www.childsoul.com.
Through My Eyes: Thoughts on Tupac Amaru Shakur in Pictures and Words (Nov., $19.95) by Gobi contains 50 rarely seen photos of Tupac Shakur in the last year of his life (1995—1996).
Biggie: Voletta Wallace Remembers Her Son, Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G. (Nov., $29.95) by Voletta Wallace with Tremell McKenzie. A memoir of the author’s own story of immigration and motherhood, as well as her son’s climb to stardom and his death.
A Hungry Heart: A Memoir (Nov., $26) by Gordon Parks recounts the story of the nonagenarian’s more than 60 years behind the camera lens witnessing and documenting the 20th century’s important events and people.
Eyes with Winged Thoughts: Poems and Photographs (Nov., $27.95) by Gordon Parks offers another visual dimension to Parks' life story, from the words and lessons of his parents to meditations on current events.
Weddings Valentine Style (Jan., $39.95) by Diann Valentine with Tonya Bolden prepares a couple for every issue they’ll face in organizing and throwing a wedding.
Hanging Captain Gordon: the Life and Trial of an American Slave Trader (Feb., $26) by Ron Soodalter delves into the reasons behind the execution of a prosperous sea captain from Maine—the only slave trader who met that fate.
’Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child (Mar., $26.95) by David Henderson. A new edition of the 1978 book, published to tie in with the release of a new Hendrix bio-pic film. Publicity. Author tour.
Making the Shift: Take Charge and Become Fit and Fabulous—Even if You Are Overweight and Have Diabetes Like I Did (Mar., $24) by Mother Love explains how she reversed the course of the disease, transitioning from a plus size to a size six.
Blossom (Mar., $24) by Queen Pen offers a cautionary tale of a beautiful young woman who, against her family’s wishes, falls in love with an older man who makes his living in the street game.
Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery in America (Sept., $25.95) by Anne Farrow, Joel Lang and Jenifer Frank looks at how the North was every bit as dependent on slavery as the South.
Food for the Soul: Recipes and Stories from the Congregation of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church (Oct., $27.95) with introduction by the Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III shares favorite recipes as well as the stories related to them.
Strange Bedfellows: A Charlotte Justice Novel (Jan., $23.95) by Paula l. Woods. Torn between her proud African-American family and colleagues who still can’t deal with diversity, Detective Justice returns to an investigation she once had to leave behind.
Prospero’s Daughter: A Novel (Feb., $24.95) by Elizabeth Nunez. A love story and a coming-of-age tale tackling the issues of race, class, science, and passion, interweaving English, African and Caribbean influences.
Slipping: A Novel (Sept., paper $12.95) by Y. Blak Moore introduces a teenager whose drug addiction causes his life to slip out of his control.
Knockin’ Boots: A Novel (Oct., paper $25) by Tracy Price-Thompson offers an erotically charged tale by the author of Black Coffee.
Candy Licker (Dec., paper $13.95) by Noire spins a sexy story of recording artists, street life and the music business.
Tales from Da Hood (Jan., paper $13.95) edited by Nikki Turner gathers a collection of sharp, addictive street-lit stories.
Stripped Bare: The 12 Truths That Will Help You Land the Very Best Black Man (Feb., paper $12.95) by LaDawn Black is a sassy relationship guide for sisters looking for the right men.
Come Hell Or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster (Feb., $23) by Michael Eric Dyson looks at what Hurricane Katrina reveals about the fault lines of race and poverty in America and what lessons we must take from the flood.
My Confederate Kinfolk: A Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots (Jan., $25) by Thulani Davis takes a journey through her own ancestral history and finds tartan plaid, unlikely lovers, and Confederate soldiers.
Living Black History: Re-Imagining the African American Experience (Jan., $25) by Manning Marable “takes back” African-American history from the textbook writers and Afrocentric mythmakers and shows how the stories we tell about our past can help shape our future.
Every Reasonable Doubt (Feb., paper $14) by Pamela Samuels-Young. Legal drama involving the personal and professional ups and downs faced by two strong willed African-American female attorneys.
Souled American: How Black Music Transformed White Culture (Sept., $29.95) by Kevin Phinney reveals, through dozens of interviews with musicians, how jazz, blues, soul, country and hip-hop developed.
The Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits (Nov., paper $27.95) by Michael Leonard is an addition to the Billboard Top 40 line.
The Language of the Blues (Jan., paper $16.95) by Debra DeSalvo. A comprehensive dictionary, plus original interviews with blues artists, to help reveal what blues words really mean.
The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues (Oct., $45) by Howard Mandel. A decade-by-decade, fully illustrated resource, with an A—Z artist list.
Hokum: An Anthology of African American Humor (Feb., $29.95, paper $16.95) edited by Paul Beatty gathers content from the funniest African-American fiction, theater, folktales and poetry to comedy routines, bits from movies, political speeches and rap lyrics.
Tattoos on My Soul: From the Ghetto to the Top of the World (Mar., $23.95) by Burrel Lee Wilks III looks into the head and heart of a man who rose above the stew of narcotics, violence, fast money and cheap life that was his birthright to become a man with his own voice and dreams.
CARROLL & GRAF
George and Rue (Feb., $23) by George Elliot Clarke weaves a bleak and sometimes comic tale of victims of violence who became killers, a black community too poor and too ashamed to assist its downtrodden members, and a white community bent on condemning all blacks as dangerous outsiders.
Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism (Nov., paper $12.95) by Lilith Dorsey provides a comprehensive explanation of the different Afro-Caribbean traditions of North, Central and South America and the issues they face today.
A Piece of Cake: A Memoir (Feb., $24.95) by Cupcake Brown chronicles a woman's journey from beloved daughter to abused foster child to prostitute and gang member—to become an attorney at one of the largest law firms in California.
Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America (Mar., $25.95) by Cynthia Carr recounts a brutal lynching that took place in 1930 in Marion, Indiana, and the town's struggle to forget the events of that terrible night.
So You Call Yourself a Man (Jan., $24) by Carl Weber follows the fictional adventures of three best friends who grow from boys to men together.
The Other Side of the Game (Oct., paper $14) by Anita Doreen Diggs. A tale of love, friendship, sisters and sisterhood.
What’s Done in the Dark (Jan., paper $15) by Gloria Mallette brings to life the theme of sibling rivalry that lives even after the siblings are grown, married and leading separate lives.
Criss Cross (Feb., paper $14) by Evie Rhodes. A predator stalks the streets, tearing through prey and laying the blame at a homicide detective’s feet.
Down and Dirty: Another Landlord’s Tale (Mar., paper $15) by Gammy L. Singer revisits the tough but close-knit neighborhood she brought to life in A Landlord’s Tale.
Nothing but Trouble (Mar., paper $14) by Bettye Griffin explores the lives and loves of three best friends who discover that there’s nothing in the world they can’t handle, as long as they stick together.
Making Friends with Black People (Mar., paper $14) by Nick Adams “helps” readers avoid potential racial pitfalls and successfully make the transaction from white to “aiight.”
Discarded Promises (Jan., paper $6.99) by Candice Poarch. When Quilla Day stumbles upon a woman’s body on a jogging path, she steps into a nightmare.
Depths of Desire (Mar., paper $6.99) by Sophia Shaw. When a woman’s best friend’s brother is away on business and his apartment becomes available, she remembers the attraction that they always had for each other.
A Moment on the Lips (Feb., paper $6.99) by Phyllis Bourne Williams. Melody Mason hides from her fast-paced Boston career in rural Tennessee... until a smooth-talking man attempts to lure her away.
The Interpreter (Sept., $25) by Alice Kaplan recounts one Frenchman’s observation of how in Europe between 1943 and 1946, the U.S. Army executed 70 of its own soldiers—the majority of whom were black.
Ali & Cosell—Their Lives, Their Times, Their Act (Mar., $27) by Dave Kindred reveals the relationship between the 20th century’s greatest athlete and the television icon.
FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX
Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin (Nov., $25) chronicles the life of the scholar who lived through America’s most defining 20th-century transformation: the dismantling of legally protected racial segregation.
The Black West: A Documentary and Pictoral History of the African American Role in Westward Expansion (Oct., paper $17.95) by William Loren Katz includes copiously thorough text as well as hundreds of photos.
The House on Childress Street: A Memoir (Jan., paper $14.95) by Kenji Jasper journeys through the dirt roads of the South, the ghettos of D.C., and the nightlife of New York to discover new things about his family and himself.
Uncle Tom or New Negro? African Americans Reflect on Booker T. Washington and Up From Slavery 100 Years Later (Jan., paper $15.95) by Rebecca Carrol looks at Washington and his complicated legacy through a series of interviews with prominent African-Americans.
White Rat: Stories (Nov. paper $12.95) by Gayl Jones contains 12 provocative tales, originally published in 1977, that explore the emotional and mental terrain of a diverse cast of characters, from the innocent to the insane.
Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography (Sept., paper $15.95) by Gordon Parks. A new edition, with a new introduction by Melvin Van Peebles.
Neecey’s Lullaby: A Novel (Mar., paper $12.95) by Cris Burks explores the theme of children trying to survive in worlds of pain.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory (Sept., $27.95) by W. Fitzhugh Brundage explores the meanings and uses of the Southern past, and whether that remembrance will honor all Southerners or only select groups.
Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (Jan., $35) by Nancy MacLean traces the struggle to open the American workplace to all and chronicles the related cultural and political advances over the past 50 years.
The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution (Feb., $19.95) by Gary B. Nash looks at the perilous choices of the founding fathers that shaped the nation’s future.
Degrees of Freedom (Oct., $29.95) by Rebecca J. Scott brings to life the historical drama of race and citizenship in post-emancipation societies of Louisiana and Cuba.
We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Nov., $27.95) by Tommie Shelby provides an extended philosophical defense of black political solidarity.
Staging Race: Black Performers in Turn of the Century America (Feb., $39.95) by Karen Sotiropoulos casts a spotlight on the generation of black artists who came of age between 1890 and World War I in an era of Jim Crow segregation and heightened racial tensions.
LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS
The Thunder of Angels: The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the People Who Broke the Back of Jim Crow (Oct., $24.95) by John Blake provides a behind-the-scenes view of the events and people who brought the civil rights struggle to national attention.
The B. B. King Reader: Six Decades of Commentary (Oct., paper $16.95) edited by Richard Kostelanetz assmbles the best articles, interviews and reviews about the musician’s life.
The World of Jazz Trumpet: A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy (Oct., paper $24.95) by Scotty Barnhart includes entries on more than 800 trumpeters and the history of subjects from the conditions that led to ragtime and jazz to the theory and application of playing the jazz trumpet.
On This Day in Black Music History: Over 2,000 Popular Music Facts for Every Day of the Year (Jan., paper $16.95) provides facts on famous events that shaped jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, gospel, blues, rock and hip-hop.
Third Girl from the Left (Sept., $24) by Martha Southgate. A novel about the lives of three generations of African-American women, linked across time by the pull of desire and the transformative power of the movies.
Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost Teachings of Hip-Hop (Feb., paper $12.95) by Saul Williams blends commentary on the cultural and personal impact of rap with his signature brand of poetry.
African American Church Management Handbook (Dec., paper $15) by Floyd Flake, Elaine Flake and Edwin Reed covers all aspects of church management, from the theoretical and theological to the practical nuts and bolts of church administration.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN
Tomorrow Begins Today: African American Women As We Age (Sept., paper $24.95) is the NCNW’s research-based exploration of 35- to 59-year-old African-American women.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS
Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African American Baseball (Feb., $26) by Lawrence B. Hogan combines narrative, visuals and statistics to recreate the excitement and passion of the Negro Leagues. Publicity. 5-city author tour.
Life Out of Context: Which Includes a Proposal for the Non-Violent Takeover of the House of Representatives (Jan., paper $12.95) by Walter Mosley explores his own political evolution and ends with a call to action.
Black Women’s Lives: Stories of Power and Pain (Feb., paper $15.95) by Kristal Brent Zook explores, through vivid portraits, the lives of contemporary black women from all walks of life.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
The Great Pretender (Sept., paper $13.95). Reginald’s double life begins to split apart at the seams setting wife against husband, lover against lover, and family against family.
Don’t Get It Twisted (Oct., paper $13.95) by Eric Pete is a story of two best friends—a photographer and an expert at ill-fated relationships—living in Los Angeles.
Uptown and Down (Oct., paper $13.95) by Jennifer Anglade Dahlberg explores the headstrong ambitions and fragile dreams of an African-American couple on top—and their drive for success.
The One That Got Away (Nov., paper $13.95) by C. Kelly Robinson. A record exec’s game is thrown off balance when he encounters the only woman for whom he would ever put himself on the line.
It’s Like That (Jan., paper $13.95) by Cheryl Robinson. A high powered career woman lives with the secret of having contracted HIV from her down-low ex-husband.
W. W. NORTON
Spike Lee: That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It (Sept., $25.95) is the filmmaker’s life story, through firsthand accounts from family, colleagues and stars.
Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire (Oct., paper $15.95) by David Anderson exposes the long-hidden colonial crimes of the British in Kenya.
The Record Men: The Chess Brothers and the Birth of Rock & Roll (Oct., paper $13.95) by Rich Cohen tells how the Russian Jewish immigrant Leonard Chess united with poor black blues singers to transform the music of Chicago’s South Side into a multi-billion-dollar business.
Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evaluation (Oct., paper $17.95) by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith explores cosmic science’s new insights into the formation and evolution of our universe.
M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A: Poems (Dec., paper $13.95) by A. Van Jordan tells of the thwarted dreams of teenager MacNolia Cox, the first African-American finalist in the National Spelling Bee.
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Jan., $24.95) by Kwame Anthony Appiah revives and traces its influence of the ancient philosophy of cosmopolitanism. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
American Smooth: Poems (Feb., paper $13.95) by Rita Dove pays homage to our kaleidoscopic cultural heritage, exploring the shifting surfaces between perception and intimation.
Hoops: Poems (Mar., $23.95) by Major Jackson meditates on American citizens whose heroic endurance makes them remarkable and transcendent.
Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans (Mar., $26.95) by Thomas Brothers interweaves an account of early 20th-century New Orleans with a narrative of the first 21 years of Armstrong’s life.
T.D. Jakes: America’s New Preacher (Oct., $27.95) by Shayne Lee offers an exploration of Jakes's popularity.
Constructing Black Selves: Caribbean American Narratives and the Second Generation (Nov., $50) by Lisa D. McGill illuminates how Caribbean identity has been transformed by mass migration to urban landscapes, and the relationship between Caribbean-American and African-American cultural politics.
A Philip Randolph: The Religious Journey of an African American Labor Leader (Dec., $39) by Cynthia Taylor places Randolph within the context of American religious history and uncovers his complex relationship to African-American religion.
Diasporic Africa: A Reader (Jan., $70, paper $23), edited by Michael A. Gomez, shifts the discourse on the African diaspora away from its focus on the Americas, exploring the movement’s old world contexts.
The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double Dutch to Hip Hop (Feb., $65, paper $20) argues that black girls’ games are connected to long traditions of African and African-American musicmaking, and that they teach vital musical and social lessons that are carried into adulthood.
What’s Faith Got to Do with It? Black Bodies/Christian Soul (Oct., $18) by Kelly Brown Douglas explores how black people could be Christian even though Christianity had kept then enslaved.
Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July (sept., $24.95) by James A. Colaiaco tells the story of the conflict between America’s historical practices and its abstract ideals.
Target Zero: A Life in Writing (Feb., $27.95) by Eldridge Cleaver chronicles his journey from quiet childhood to emergence as a Black Panther leader who became a fugitive and exile, to his religious and political conversion.
Education As My Agenda: Gertrude Williams, Race, and the Baltimore Public Schools (Oct., $24.95) by Jo Ann Robinson is an oral memoir of an educator, examining the highs and lows of urban public education since World War II.
African American Childhoods: Historical Perspectives from Slavery to Civil Rights (Nov., $24.95) by Wilma King collects essays surveying more than three centuries of African-American children’s experiences.
The Legacy of a Freedom School (Nov., $19.95) by Sandra E. Adickes recalls her experiences working with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee establishing Freedom Schools as part of its 1964 Freedom Summer campaign in Mississippi.
On Beauty (Sept., $25.95) by Zadie Smith. A novel analyzing family life, marriage, intergenerational conceptions of race, and an honest look at people’s deceptions.
Pretty Evil (Oct., paper $14) by Lexi Davis. When three womanizing bachelors purchase an abandoned Beverly Hills mansion, the witch in the cellar makes them pay for their trespasses.
Kiss the Year Goodbye (Nov., paper $14) by Brenda L. Thomas, Tu-shonda L. Whitaker, Crystal Lacey Winslow and Daaimah S. Poole. Four tales of women bringing in the New Year with a bang.
I Know I’ve Been Changed (Feb., paper $14) by Reshonda Tate Billingsley. After reinventing herself, a news anchor finds fame, fortune, and her dream man—until the arrival of her scandalous, eccentric relatives whom she’s kept secret.
Hungry For More: A Keeping-It-Real Guide for Black Women on Weight and Body Image (Dec., paper $13.95) explores the historical and cultural roots of obesity among black women and offers practical guidelines to weight loss and healthy living.
Chocolate Kisses (Jan., paper $13.95) by Francis Ray, Maryann Reid and Renee Luke. Three erotic contemporary romance stories based around a sexy candy theme.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68 (Feb., $35) by Taylor Branch. This final volume of Branch’s history of the civil rights movement looks at Martin Luther King’s final years. Publicity. 14-city author tour.
ST. MARTIN’S PRESS
They Tell Me of a Home (Oct., $24.95) by Daniel Black. Drama about a recent Ph.D. in black studies who returns to his southern hometown to discover truths about his family, his community and his connection to rural southern black folk and their ways.
ST. MARTIN’S / GRIFFIN
Marry Your Baby Daddy (Sept., paper $12.95) by Maryann Reid. Three sisters are left a fortune by their grandmother—if each marries the father of her child within six months.
Lady’s Night (Sept, paper $14.95) by Mark Anthony. An urban tale about a young girl who gets caught up in the game until it’s almost too late.
Any Rich Man Will Do (Oct., paper $13.95) by Francis Ray. When a bad girl falls on hard times, forgiveness and redemption are the only things she has left.
No More Playas (Nov., paper $13.95) by Brenda Jackson. A relationship expert—who is also an expert playa—finds that he has driven the only woman he’s loved into the arms of another man.
The Damned: A Vampire Huntress Legend (Feb., paper $14.95) is the sixth entry in the popular Vampire Huntress series. Publicity.
Mr. Satisfaction: Four Sensuous Novellas (Jan., paper $13.95) by Brenda Jackson, Delilah Dawson, Joy King, and Maryann Reid. Four sexy stories about women on the hunt for their own personal “Mr. Satisfaction.”
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You: Aretha Franklin, Respect, and the Making Of a Soul Music Masterpiece (Feb., paper $14.95) by Matt Dobkin unearths fascinating details about the recording session in Muscle Shoals, Ala., for Aretha Franklin’s first album for Atlantic Records, which jump-started Franklin's languishing career.
Dangerously In Love (Nov., paper $15) by Allison Hobbs. In the midst of shattered dreams and hopelessness, will anyone survive the pain of being dangerously in love? 150,000 first printing.
Turnaround (Nov., paper $13) by Jimmy Hurd. Two women are hopelessly trapped. Are they destined to die, or can one of the women turn the situation around?
Help! I’ve Turned into My Mother (Dec., paper $11) by Reshonda Tate Billingsley explores the relationships between black mothers and their daughters.
A Deeper Blue (Jan., paper $13) by Lee A. Hayes shows that the line between love and hate is thin and that sins from the past can be nightmares of the present.
Godchild (Jan., paper $13) by Michael Daniel Baptiste. On the street, fear of a heartless cold-blooded murderer keeps everyone in hiding.
Harlem’s Dragon (Feb., $13) by David Rivera. A detective has handled some of the most important cases in the city, but the love and attention of two women becomes his biggest challenge.
The Mack Within: The Holy Book of Game (Oct., paper $13) by Tariq Nasheed reveals the time-tested secrets of the pimp game.
THUNDER’S MOUTH PRESS
Huey (Jan., $25) by David Hilliard with Keith and Kent Zimmerman explores the truth about 1960’s militant Huey P. Newton with rare photos, interviews and inside information.
Miles to Go: The Lost Years: An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis (Feb., paper $16.95) by Chris Murphy provides an affectionate but honest account of working and living with Miles Davis during the latter part of his career.
How to Succeed in the Publishing Game (Oct., paper $20) by Vickie Stringer and Mia McPherson shares the secrets to Stringer’s success in book publishing.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man (Oct., $29.95) by Vincent Carretta recounts the story of former slave Olaudah Equiano (1745?—1797), who was the English-speaking world’s most renowned person of African descent.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Race Work: The Rise of Civil Rights in the Urban West (Nov., $35) by Matthew C. Whitaker chronicles the lives of Lincoln and Eleanor Ragsdale, two of the most influential black activists of the post—World War II American West.
Imagining the African American West (Dec., $49.95) by Blake Allmendinger explores African-American literature on the early frontier and in the modern urban American west.
Out of the Shadows: African American Baseball from the Cuban Giants to Jackie Robinson (Nov., $17.95), edited by Bill Kirwin, gathers essays from NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture on the topic of African-Americans in baseball.
WALK WORTHY PRESS
The Amen Sisters (Sept., $21.95) by Angela Benson delivers a tale about religious leaders who sexually abuse members of their congregations—and how two women heal after betrayal.
Soul Matters (Sept., paper $13.95) by Yolanda Tonette Sanders. Infidelity and deceit threaten a Christian family when they are forced to face the lies that are creating mistrust, disorder, and tension in their lives.
Seasons (Oct., $21.95) by Bonnie Hopkins looks at the ups and downs in the life of a single woman and how she endures it all with God’s love.
Good to Me (Oct., paper $13.95) by Latonya Mason. Imperfect characters hope for perfect lives in a story addressing the issues of single parenthood, romance with inmates and domestic abuse.
Just A Sister Away: Understanding the Timeless Connection Between Women of Today and Women in the Bible (Nov., $22.95) by Renita J. Weems reveals the connection between today’s women and their biblical sisters.
Lift Up Your Hands: Raise Your Praise and Get Lost in God (Nov., $21.95) by Gloria P. Pruett offers tips to help uncover personal reasons to give God praise.
Single, Saved and Having Sex (Jan., $22.95) by Ty Adams. Revised edition with new material, with answers for believers who love God in church yet go home in torment over their sex lives.
I’m Just a DJ But… It Makes Sense to Me (Sept., $22.95) by Tom Joyner with Mary Flowers Boyce shares the wit and wisdom that made him a star.
The Wave (Jan., $22.95) by Walter Mosley returns to science fiction with a novel delivering a vision of the near future.