Manchester, Connecticut

African-American Fiction

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Recent Fiction by African-American Authors
Enjoy popular and literary fiction, mystery and suspense thrillers and novels of contemporary relationships and romance all by your favorite African-American authors.

Popular and Literary Fiction

Jeffery Renard Allen - Rails Under My Back

Venise Berry - All of Me: Voluptuous Tale

Michele Andrea Bowen - More Church Folk

Connie Briscoe - Money Can't Buy Love

Anita Richmond Bunkley - Silent Wager

Octavia Butler - Kindred - Fledgling

Bebe Moore Campbell - 72 Hour Hold

Stephen L. Carter - The Emperor of Ocean Park

Vincent O. Carter - Such Sweet Thunder

Lorene Cary - Pride

Maxine Clair - October Suite

Breena Clarke - River Cross My Heart

Pearl Cleage - Just Wanna Testify

Julia C. Collins - The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride

Ellis Cose - The Envy of the World

David Anthony Durham - Pride of Carthage

Tananarive Due - The Good House

Patricia Elam - Breathing Room

Ralph Ellison - Juneteenth

Sharon Ewell Foster - Ain't No River

Ernest J. Gaines - A Lesson Before Dying

Marita Golden - After

Linda and Clay Goss (ed.) - Jump Up and Say! A Collection of Black Storytelling

Alex Haley - Mama Flora's Family

Sheneska Jackson - Blessings
Charles Richard Johnson - Soulcatcher and Other Stories

Shawne Johnson - Getting Our Breath Back

Tayari Jones -Untelling

Slim Lambright - Sweethearts of Soul

Kristin Hunter Lattany - Lakestown Rebellion

Helen Elaine Lee - Water Marked

Benilde Little - Who Does She Think She Is?

James McBride - Miracle at St. Anna

Bernice L. McFadden - Nowhere is a Place

Diane McKinney-Whetstone - Tempest Rising

Kim McLarin - Jump at the Sun

Rosalyn McMillan - This Side of Eternity

Terry McMillan - Getting to Happy

Sharon Mitchell - Sheer Necessity

Gloria Naylor - The Men of Brewster Place

ZZ Packer - Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Suzan-Lori Parks - Getting Mother's Body

Delores Phillips - Darkest Child

Tracy Price-Thompson & TaRessa Stovall ed. - Proverbs for the People

Alice Randall - The Wind Done Gone

April Reynolds - Knee-deep in Wonder

John Ridley - Those Who Walk In Darkness

C. Kelly Robinson - Between Brothers

Rosemarie Robotham - Zachary's Wings

Greg Rucka - A Fistful of Rain

Danzy Senna - Symptomatic

April Sinclair - I Left My Back Door Open

Lalita Tademy - Red River

Olympia Vernon - Eden

Alice Walker - There Is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me


Mystery and Suspense

Eleanor Taylor Bland - Dark and Deadly Deception

Grace Edwards - Do or Die, No Time to Die, The Viaduct : A Harlem Thriller

Ardella Garland - Hit Time

Robert O. Greer - First State

Gary Hardwick - Color of Justice

Gar Anthony Haywood - When Last Seen Alive

Hugh Holton - The Devil's Shadow

Jake Lamar - Rendezvous Eighteenth

Penny Mickelbury - Two Graves Dug Up

Walter Mosley - When the Thrill is Gone

Barbara Neely - Blanche On the Lam

Gary Phillips - Shooter's Point: a Martha Chainey Mystery, Only the Wicked: an Ivan Monk Mystery

John Ridley - The Drift, Those Who Walk in Darkness, Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories
by African-American Authors


Ed. By Valerie Wilson Wesley

Valerie Wilson Wesley - Of Blood and Sorrow


Contemporary Relationships and Romance

Rochelle Alers - The Sweetest Temptations

Angela Benson - Sins of the Father

Charlotte Burley & Lyah Beth Leflore - Cosmopolitan Girls

Colin Channer - Satisfy My Soul

Sheila Copeland - A Chocolate Affair

Eric Jerome Dickey - Tempted by Trouble

Della's House of Style - collection by Rochelle Alers, et. al

E. Lynn Harris - In my Father's House

Brenda Jackson - Hidden Pleasures

T.D. Jakes - Not Easily Broken

Yolanda Joe - My Fine Lady

Doris Johnson - Midsummer Moon

Margaret Johnson-Hodge - True Lies

Sandra Kitt - For All We Know

Marcus Major- A Family Affair

Felicia Mason - Forbidden Heart

Victoria Christopher Murray - Temptation

Kayla Perrin - Getting Even

Kimberla Lawson Roby - Love, Honor, and Betray

Trisha R. Thomas - Would I Lie to You?

Tracy Price-Thompson - Proverbs for People

Omar Tyree - Pecking Order

Tia Williams - The Accidental Diva

Valerie Wilson Wesley - Playing My Mother's Blues