Sunday Morning Blues

Author: K.T. Richey
Publisher: Urban Books
ISBN: 1622862481
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Shante Patrick, Deandrea Fuller, and Misha Taylor lead very different lifestyles, but they have one thing in common: each woman is married to a successful pastor. Shante is an internationally known conference speaker and bestselling author who just received the shock of her life. Deandrea is an aggressive psychologist with two doctoral degrees who is struggling to keep her family together with her husband's busy schedule. Misha is a soft-spoken teacher who is in a battle to keep her child from being taken from her. All of them are facing challenges in their marriages and ministries. After a chance meeting at a First Ladies' conference, secrets of their pasts are revealed. With each revelation, their commitment to God and family is questioned. These women will have to decide if they can rely on their faith and work together to help each other mend the broken pieces of their relationships. K.T. Richey explores the unique challenges that face these First Ladies. The choices they make can affect not only them, but their families and the churches that their husbands lead.

Lady Preacher

Author: K.T. Richey
Publisher: Genesis Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1585714941
Size: 32.61 MB
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To everyone, Shante Dogan has a wonderful life. She is the pastor of a successful church, a loving single parent, a sought-after conference speaker and in a solid relationship with the most eligible bachelor in town, Maxwell Patrick, a local pastor. Her life is turned upside down when she successfully stops the opening of a gentlemen's club that is owned by her ex-husband, Kevin, another local pastor. As her relationship with Max heats up, Shante faces the biggest trial in her ministry when her church board questions her integrity, morality and commitment to Christ. She faces the dilemma of revealing and confronting her past and relying on her faith to help her find peace and true love.

The Blues Encyclopedia

Author: Edward Komara
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135958327
Size: 38.64 MB
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The Blues Encyclopedia is the first full-length authoritative Encyclopedia on the Blues as a musical form. While other books have collected biographies of blues performers, none have taken a scholarly approach. A to Z in format, this Encyclopedia covers not only the performers, but also musical styles, regions, record labels and cultural aspects of the blues, including race and gender issues. Special attention is paid to discographies and bibliographies.

Encyclopedia Of The Blues K Z Index

Author: Edward M. Komara
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780415927017
Size: 66.39 MB
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This comprehensive two-volume set brings together all aspects of the blues from performers and musical styles to record labels and cultural issues, including regional evolution and history. Organized in an accessible A-to-Z format, the Encyclopedia of the Blues is an essential reference resource for information on this unique American music genre. Coverage includes: · The whole history of the blues, from its antecedents in African and American types of music to the contemporary styles performed today · Artists active throughout the United States and from foreign countries · The business of the blues, including individual record labels active since the prewar era · Aspects particular to blues lyrics and music · Specific issues such as race or gender as related to the blues · Reference lists of blues periodicals, blues newsletters, libraries, and museums.

Black Rain

Author: Vincent Alexandria
Publisher: Kimani Press
ISBN: 1426805225
Size: 25.10 MB
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Kansas City detective Joe Johnson is a passionate family man, and a loving husband and father. But on the streets, he can go toe-to-toe with the toughest gangsters. Joe is also fiercely loyal to his fellow officers; so when FBI agent Cheryl Chase makes a distressed late-night call, he's ready to respond without hesitation. Cheryl's working undercover, trying to bring down a ring of dirty cops who've found murder a great way to handle business. But Joe's partner and wife are strongly against him getting involved—especially with a woman who nearly cost him his marriage before. Now Joe's got to face his most dangerous case yet, and it will take every skill he has to infiltrate, outwit and bring down the psychopathic ringleader if he and Cheryl are to stay alive and make it back home.

Race Music

Author: Guthrie P. Ramsey
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520243331
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Traces the history of African-American music from bebop to hip-hop, discussing how the African-American experience has often been chronicled through various forms of music.

Tambourines To Glory

Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307498212
Size: 57.72 MB
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Finally available in trade paperback, Langston Hughes’s breezy parable of good and evil, friendship and betrayal, is an unforgettable portrait of 1950s Harlem and two women called to the pulpit for very different reasons. For every bustling jazz joint that opened in Korean War–era Harlem, a new church seemed to spring up. Tambourines to Glory introduces you to an unlikely team behind a church whose rock was the curb at 126th and Lenox. Essie Belle Johnson and Laura Reed live in adjoining tenement flats, adrift on public relief. Essie wants to somehow earn enough money to reunite with her daughter and provide her with a nice home; Laura loves young men, mink coats, and fine Scotch. On a day of inspiration, the friends decide to use a thrift-store tambourine and a layaway Bible to start a church. Their sidewalk services are a hit: Laura’s a natural street performer who loves the limelight, while Essie is a charismatic singer with a quiet spirituality. Before long they move to a thousand-seat theatre called the Tambourine Temple. The two women are joined in their ministering by Birdie Lee, the little-old-lady trap drummer who can work the congregation to a feverish pitch, and Deacon Crow-For-Day, an impassioned confessor. But then Laura falls for Buddy, a scam artist who suggests selling to the faithful lucky numbers from Scripture and bottles of tap water as “Holy Water from the Jordan.” Even with a Cadillac and piles of money from Laura, Buddy won’t stay faithful, igniting a crime of passion and betrayal. Harlem Moon Classics is proud to reintroduce readers of all generations to this sparkling gem from the canon of Langston Hughes.

Open City

Author: Teju Cole
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679604499
Size: 31.18 MB
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A New York Times Notable Book • One of the ten top novels of the year —Time and NPR NAMED A BEST BOOK ON MORE THAN TWENTY END-OF-THE-YEAR LISTS, INCLUDING The New Yorker • The Atlantic • The Economist • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The New Republic • New York Daily News • Los Angeles Times • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Minneapolis Star Tribune • GQ • Salon • Slate • New York magazine • The Week • The Kansas City Star • Kirkus Reviews A haunting novel about identity, dislocation, and history, Teju Cole’s Open City is a profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our country and our world. Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. He encounters people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey—which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul. “[A] prismatic debut . . . beautiful, subtle, [and] original.”—The New Yorker “A psychological hand grenade.”—The Atlantic “Magnificent . . . a remarkably resonant feat of prose.”—The Seattle Times “A precise and poetic meditation on love, race, identity, friendship, memory, [and] dislocation.”—The Economist

Urban Affair

Author: Tony Lindsay
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781601620842
Size: 58.12 MB
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A man raised in the foster care system and an upper-class woman fall in love, and must overcome many obstacles because they come from different worlds.

Wild Blue Yonder

Author: Jack B. Rochester
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1627876189
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Over 650 Vietnam War novels have been published, mostly dark tales from the war zone. In Wild Blue Yonder, Airman Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers goes not to Vietnam but Germany, straight into a military Catch-22. His assignment: writing stories for the Stars and Stripes newspaper that will never see print. Nate's adventure deepens as he and his fellow troops try to understand why they're there, the military mindset, and the massive social disruption roiling 1960's America. Existential, psychedelic, funny, and laced with rock 'n' roll, Wild Blue Yonder is the story of Nate's quest for personal and spiritual values while trying to learn the meaning of family, friendship, and the love of the girl he left behind.