By Monica Ali
Scribner, June 2009
Using the intense, hot and multicultural environment of a London restaurant kitchen as a backdrop, the packed novel centers on a troubled chef.
By Biyi Bandele
Amistad, March 2009
Published originally in the U.K., the novel focuses on black African soldiers who fought in WWII, a story that until now has been severely overlooked.
By Michele Andrea Bowen
Grand Central, April 2009
The Essence best-selling Christian fiction author returns with her fourth novel about two souls searching for love, happiness and faith.
By Connie Briscoe
Grand Central, June 2009
Briscoe returns with her brand of love and life fiction in this anticipated sequel to Sisters & Lovers.
By Stephen L. Carter
Knopf, July 2009
What comes out when a former CIA head and Wall Street mogul is on his death bed? Secrets, foreign involvement and betrayal.
By Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Random House, July 2009
Once out of print, this debut novel by the award-winning author of The Pirate’s Daughter has been brought back to life and tells the story of three women living in the harsh yet beautiful paradise that is Jamaica.
By J. California Cooper
Doubleday, March 2009
The treasured writer continues to impart wisdom, joy and relatable struggles through the colorful characters who inhabit a Midwestern town from the dawn of the 20th century.
By Petina Gappah
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, June 2009