Pushing Genre Boundaries | African American Fiction (and More)


A historical mystery set against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance, an inspirational novel about a very human man of God and his family, a soft cozy, an urban tale starring a Latina thief, and a rough-and-tumble street lit title populate this month’s selections.

We Are Family—Sort of | African American Fiction and More


What is family? This month’s column offers a diverse array of family units from a pimp’s stable of women to three half-sisters coming to terms with their father’s abandonment.

Ladies with Attitude | African American Fiction (and More)


The ladies in this month’s selections are feisty, cunning, disrespectful to everyone, and laser beam-focused on fulfilling their self-centered desires.