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41 Carter, Charlotte PERSONAL EFFECTS
(New York): United Artists Books, 1991. 0935992162 / 9780935992168 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Near fine in illustrated wraps--a very light bump to the spine crown, a pale sticker ghost to rear cover; cover art by Angela Fremont. 
Collection of "poetry, prose, parody and elegy...full of rhythmic and visual subtlety, awfully funny and awfully melancholy."--Margo Jefferson. "Bebop and film noir saved my life."--Carter. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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42 Carter, Stephen L. THE EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. 0375413634 / 9780375413636 Second printing before publication. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Well-received first novel by the African-American Yale University Professor of Law. "A suspenseful tale of ambition, revenge, and the power of familial obligations. Elegantly nuanced, with finely drawn characters and perfect pacing."--Booklist. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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43 Carter, Vincent O.; Lottman, Herbert R., foreword SUCH SWEET THUNDER
South Royalton, Vermont: Steerforth Press, (2003). 1586420585 / 9781586420581 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Set in Kansas City, Missouri, this posthumously published novel traces the life of a young boy growing up during the tumultuous and wondrous Jazz Age, wherein--among all the other lessons a boy must learn--he also faces the reality of racial prejudice. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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44 Cartier, Xam MUSE-ECHO BLUES
New York: Harmony Books, (1991). 0517577933 / 9780517577936 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket with a tiny spot of wear to the upper end of the spine panel. Jacket illustration by Javier Romero and design by John Fontana. 
Cartier's second novel, following BE-BOP, RE-BOP, is the story of a young female pianist who gets inspiration from a girl who lived in the 1940's, and was immersed in jazz. Cartier won the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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45 Chambers, Christopher A PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE
New York: Crown Publishers, (2003). 0609608509 / 9780609608500 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected proof. Proof. Fine in glossy wraps. 
"Welcome back Angela! A PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE is a compelling, sweaty-palm read that'll keep readers up until the wee hours. A great thriller . . . compelling entertainment."--Jeffery Deaver. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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46 Clair, Maxine RATTLEBONE
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A volume of linked stories celebrating the natural beauty of the Midwest and the dignity and vitality of ordinary lives in a fictional black community north of Kansas City. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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47 Claxton, Joyce Marie EVOLUTION OF A SOUL SISTER
[no place]. [privately printed], (1978). First edition, first printing: a chapbook original. Mild vertical crease to front cover, else near fine, in perfect-bound, photo-pictorial wraps. Unpaginated. Illustrated with photographs. 
A collection of poetry by the African-American poet and teacher. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front inside cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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48 Claxton, Joyce Marie MOVING ON...
No place: No publisher, No date (circa 1980). First edition. Hardcover. Minor glue staining along the internal gutters (binding flaw), otherwise near fine in a lightly shelfworn dust jacket with a chip missing from the lower rear panel. 
A collection of poetry inscribed, SIGNED, and dated twice by the poet on the pastedowns. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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49 Coleman, Evelyn WHAT A WOMAN'S GOTTA DO
(New York): Simon & Schuster, (1998). 0684831759 / 9780684831756 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
Using vivid details from her experience as a journalist, Evelyn Coleman has created a memorable black heroine--and written a debut mystery that offers a range of twists. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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50 Coleman, Evelyn WHAT A WOMAN'S GOTTA DO
(New York): Simon & Schuster, (1998). 0684831759 / 9780684831756 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Shelia Turner and design by Timothy Hsu. 
Coleman's books for children have won the Parents Choice Honor Book, Publishers Weekly Cuffie Award, and the Smithsonian Outstanding Children's Book. Her first mystery introduces Patricia Conley, an Atlanta journalist, trying to find her fiance's killer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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51 Colter, Cyrus NIGHT STUDIES
Chicago: The Swallow Press, Inc., (1979). 0804008272 / 9780804008273 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, near fine dust jacket with the usual mild production rubbing. 
Third and most ambitious novel by Cyrus Colter who was a prolific writer of novels, short stories and poetry--his works were about the Black working class and middle class. "A grand tale of race and history."--Chicago Sun-Times. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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52 Colter, Cyrus NIGHT STUDIES
Chicago: The Swallow Press, Inc., (1979). 0804008272 / 9780804008273 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild lean to the spine, else near fine; in a price-clipped and worn, very good dust jacket with the usual mild production rubbing. 
Set in the nineteenth-century novel, Cyrus Colter creates an imaginary black American political figure and his movement in the midst of civil rights struggles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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53 Colter, Cyrus THE RIVERS OF EROS
Chicago: Swallow Press, Inc., (1972). 080400563X / 9780804005630 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with very light rubbing to front panel and minor shelf wear. 
A widowed grandmother of two tries to support her family by running a rooming house and taking in sewing in the debut novel of Colter, whose story collection THE BEACH UMBRELLA won the Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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54 Cooper, Clarence L., Jr. THE SCENE
New York, N.Y.: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1960). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Nearly fine, with faint offsetting to endsheets; in full gray cloth with red spine lettering; in a very good dust jacket: age-darkened, edgeworn, soiled, with a number of short edge tears and a small, shallow chip to upper front panel. 
"A realistic and horrifying picture of the new contagious disease of the slums--narcotics."--Willard Motley. "The best novel yet written on addiction."--Milton S. Byam. A "classic from the man who should have been the black William Burroughs."--GQ. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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55 Curtis, Christopher Paul BUD, NOT BUDDY
New York/Toronto/London/Auckland/Sydney: Scholastic, Inc., (1999). 0385323069 / 9780385323062 First edition, first printing. Jacket price (on rear panel) is $15.95. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
"A remarkable and disarming mix of comedy and pathos... the travails and adventures of a 10-year-old African-American orphan in Depression-era Michigan."--PW. First book to win both the Newbery and Coretta Scott King awards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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56 Danticat, Edwidge THE DEW BREAKER
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. 1400041147 / 9781400041145 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in color and photo-pictorial wraps. 
"Prose as clear as a bell, magical as a butterfly, and resonant as a drum."--Julia Alvarez. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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57 Danticat, Edwidge THE DEW BREAKER
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. 1400041147 / 9781400041145 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Hardcover. Fine in color and photo-pictorial wraps and full-color dust jacket. Scarce thus. 
Michiko Kakutani wrote in the New York Times of "Ms. Danticat's fierce, elliptical artistry" and "piercing, indelible words." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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58 Davis, Thulani 1959
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
First novel by this playwright and journalist, author of the libretto for the operas X: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X and AMISTAD. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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59 Delany, Samuel R. NEVERYONA: Or The Tale of Signs and Cities
New York: Bantam Books, (1983). First edition: Trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Pages tanning, as expected, else a near fine copy in illustrated glossy wraps. 
Trade paperback. Fantasy adventure by the four-time Nebula Award-winning author. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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60 Delany, Samuel R. STARS IN MY POCKET LIKE GRAINS OF SAND
New York: Bantam Books, (1984). 0553050532 / 9780553050530 First edition, first printing. Dated inscription, SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine; in a very nearly fine dust jacket with a hint of edge wear. 
The four-time Nebula Award-winning author's first novel after a nine-year drought is one of futuristic political intrigue. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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