I am subscribed to my local library’s great reads newsletter. The library service emails patrons listings of new book releases in different categories. For the past two years I’ve been getting the African American New Releases. And for two years I have exclusively seen books that are about neurotically religious freaks that sleep with preachers, pimps, kinky sex pots, gold diggers and drug dealers. Here is a sample of the listing I received today:
African American December 2012
New and Recently Released
By the Grace of God – by Keshia Dawn
Gracie looks to God for strength when her fiancé, Dillian, leaves her one day without so much as a warning, and when she finds out the reason for his abrupt departure, it causes her world to flip upside down.
Outcast – by Lewis Ericson
A gritty, page-turning Urban Renaissance debut introduces a troubled young man who gets mixed-up in a dangerous drug…
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