Staff Pick

For those who love a quiet novel with prose as beautiful as the characters it describes, Whiskey and Ribbons is your book. Evangeline faces the moment she’s dreaded since meeting her husband, Eamon, when he is shot and killed while working as a police officer. She is then left to raise their newborn with the help of his adopted brother, Dalton. In this meditation on love and loss, we see how both characters help and heal each other as the intimacy grows between them.

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ISBN: 9781938235382
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Published: Hub City Press - March 6th, 2018

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In his first essay collection, Michael Arceneaux explains why Beyoncé is his “Lord and Gyrator” while identifying as a gay black man. Many of his struggles came from growing up in a Catholic household in the south where homosexuality was not accepted and openly said to be a sin. He uses humor and pop culture to discuss his dating life and reminding us that the best thing you can do for yourself is be true to yourself. 

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ISBN: 9781501178856
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Published: Atria Books - July 24th, 2018

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Bernice L. McFadden is a writer who needs more credit. In her latest novel, she discusses the trokosi, who are slave girls in Africa handed over to a ‘priest’ in order to clear their families of bad luck. We follow Abeo Kata and see how she deals with her unfortunate fate.  Even while writing about a seemingly hopeless situation, McFadden restores our faith by showing how there is life after hardship and forgiveness.  

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ISBN: 9781617756269
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Published: Akashic Books - August 28th, 2018