May 14th Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America
June 18th Small Island
July 16th Unafraid of the Dark A Memoir
Rosemary Bray traces her quest for identity as a writer, a feminist, a wife, a mother and an African American. Along the way, she imparts a visceral sense of what it meant to be poor and black in Chicago's South Side in the 1960s. A quietly affecting memoir, and a call to action.
September 17th Sag Harbor: A Novel
In this deeply affectionate and fiercely funny coming-of-age novel, Colson Whitehead uses the perpetual mortification of teenage existence and the desperate quest for reinvention to describe the summer identity quest of a black prep school student in 1985.