Position:Flying off the shelves


  1. Candy Licker/Noire (2) ($13.95, One World/Ballantine, ISBN 0-345-48647-1) Urban erotic fable about an aspiring singer whose life is ruled by a megaproducer.

  2. Payback Is a Mutha/Wahida Clark (New) ($15, Dafina Books/Kensington, ISBN 0-758-21253-4) Urban drama about some women on the make.

  3. Riding Dirty on I-95/Nikki Turner (New) ($13.95, One World/Ballantine (Nikki Turner Original), ISBN 0-345-47684-0) The enterprising author/newly minted head of her own imprint at a major publishing house continues her success with an urban novel of life on the drug thoroughfare.

  4. Fever/Geneva Holliday (New) ($12.95, Broadway, ISBN 0-767-92115-1) Author Bernice McFadden's alter ego-peaudonym's sequel to Groove heats up with some robbing-the-cradle action and sex in the big city.

  5. A Sin and a Shame/Victoria Christopher Murray (New) ($14, Touchstone, ISBN 0-743-28737-1) One of Christian fiction's most popular authors brings back a character who is trying to mend her ways but really needs Jesus.


  6. Covenant With Black America/edited by Tavis Smiley (1) ($12, Third World Press, 0-88378-277-4) Essays by leading black thinkers on the challenges and opportunities for the future of African Americans, anchored by the television and radio talk-show host as author.

  7. The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave/Kashif Malk Hassan-el (2) ($3.95, Lushena Books, ISBN 0-948-39053-0) An essay analyzing the reputed...

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