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2010 was a great year for fiction by black women!
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December 2010
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December 2010
Originally posted on the Girlfriends Book Club blog. First, I must send you all over to my other blog to celebrate National Buy a Book By a Black Author and Give it to Somebody Not Black Month. Author-friends are suggesting great books for gift ideas AND giving away signed books. I'll wait while you go check it out.
You're back? Ok, now I can offer you a signed copy of my book over here. Just leave me a comment letting me know you checked out said other blog and I'll randomly pick a winner at 5 pm MST Friday Dec. 10 to send a signed copy of Children of the Waters. 2010 was a wonderful year for book releases by black women. Brava sister-writers! (Of course, Girlfriends Book Club's own Lori L. Tharps and Ernessa T. Carter had great debut novels this year!) Here are 10 others that stand out and would make great holiday gifts for readers:
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans: Debut short story collection that is one of Alan Cheuses' tops of winter 2010. Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin: 2nd in an amazing fantasy trilogy. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow: national-bestselling story of a young mixed-race girl who survives a family tragedy. Glorious by Bernice McFadden: glorious story about the Harlem Renaissance and an Oprah-magazine pick. Moonshine by Alaya Johnson, who mixes prohibition mobsters and vampires to create a mighty brew. Uptown by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant: Speaking of timely, this is a story about real estate and family drama. Wading Home by Rosalyn Story: I'm impressed by writers and impressed by musicians. A writer who is also a musician? Wow! Father-son drama set in New Orleans as Katrina hits. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez: Heartwrenching novel about four women friends and their lovers (who also happen to own them) who visit a real-life resort right before the Civil War. What Mother Never Told Me by Donna Hill: Like mother-daughter stories? Check this "good read" out! Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor: Another one for fantasy lovers. Amazon picked this as one of their top 10 of 2010.

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  • Carleen

    Thanks ladies. @Elizabeth, sorry my blog is so sticky. :) @Nonqaba, I did see Secrets and Lies and absolutely loved it! @Nanette, There is a lot of good stuff out there. We must pace ourselves!

  • Elizabeth Towns

    Hi Carleen. I stopped in on the other blog and got stuck there for quite some time. I am reading Some Sing, Some Cry by ntozake shange & Ifa Bayeza; and some of the childrens books I have placed in my own childrens librarys. There is so much good stuff there, I have to admit, I was there and am going back!

  • Nonqaba waka Msimang

    Read the blurb about Children of the Waters. Did you see the film Secrets and Lies? It's also about adoption.

  • Nanette Kelley

    Hi Carleen, I discovered your other blog a week or so ago, and I love it! Have told a few people to visit, in fact. Now I also know about the Girlfriends Book Club blog, which I am checking out now. So far, I love that one too, lol.

    Sigh, so much to read. So many things I need to put off doing so I can have time.