What You Owe Me

10 best books like What You Owe Me (Bebe Moore Campbell): Cane River, This Bitter Earth, The Book of Night Women, Disappearing Acts, Orange Mint and Honey, Tumbling, I Wish I Had a Red Dress, The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography, Homemade Love, Ugly Ways

AuthorLalita Tademy
A New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick-the unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana.

Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned...
AuthorBernice L. McFadden
In This Bitter Earth, Sugar Lacey is on her way out of Bigelow, Arkansas, where she’d come to break with the past. With her worn leopard-print suitcase and her head held high, she walks past the prying eyes of its small-minded, cruel-hearted townsfolk, praying for the strength to keep going. She doesn’t...
The Book of Night Women
AuthorMarlon James
The Book of Night Women is a sweeping, startling novel, a true tour de force of both voice and storytelling. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they and she...
Disappearing Acts
AuthorTerry McMillan
He was tall, dark as bittersweet chocolate, and impossibly gorgeous, with a woman-melting smile. She was pretty and independent, petite and not too skinny, just his type. Franklin Swift was a sometimes-employed construction worker, and a not-quite-divorced daddy of two. Zora Banks was a teacher,...
AuthorCarleen Brice
Broke and burned-out from grad school, Shay Dixon does the unthinkable after receiving a “vision” from her de facto spiritual adviser, blues singer Nina Simone. She phones Nona, the mother she had all but written off, asking if she can come home for a while.

When Shay was growing up, Nona...
AuthorDiane McKinney-Whetstone
Diane McKinney-Whetstone's lyrical first novel, Tumbling, vividly captures a tightly knit African-American neighborhood in South Philadelphia during the forties and fifties. Its central characters, Herbie and Noon, are a loving but unconventional couple whose marriage remains unconsummated...
I Wish I Had a Red Dress
AuthorPearl Cleage
Cleage captures the mores, culture, and rhythm of black urban youth and the romantic tensions between mature black adults as she weaves contemporary issues into a love story.

Joyce Mitchell was widowed far too young when her beloved husband, Mitch, died in a tragic accident five years ago....
AuthorSidney Poitier
In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career.  His body of work is arguable the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Here, Sidney...
AuthorJ. California Cooper
Homemade love is a collection of short stories told in dialect. Each story has its own special story of love. Cooper talks of homemade love - love which doesn't come in a typical way. It's a special something, something love. You'll be moved by the originality of each of these short stories. They are told...
AuthorTina McElroy Ansa
The bestselling tale-powerful, compassionate, humorous-of the three Lovejoy sisters reunited in their hometown of Mulberry, Georgia, on the occasion of their mother’s death. As the emotionally scarred Lovejoys prepare for their mother’s funeral, the spirit of the selfish and manipulative...
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