Recommended books by Marlon James

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Product picture for Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy) by Marlon James
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The New York Times Bestseller

"A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." --Neil Gaiman

"Gripping, action-packed....The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

The epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings

In the stunning first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore...
Book cover from A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel by Marlon James
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize

One of the Top 10 Books – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

A “thrilling, ambitious . . . intense” (Los Angeles Times) novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s, from the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf

In A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James combines masterful storytelling with his unrivaled skill at characterization and his meticulous eye for detail to forge a novel of dazzling...
Book cover from The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
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From the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings

"An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review

A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. 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...
Book cover from John Crows Devil by Marlon James
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The incredible debut novel from 2015 Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James

"A powerful first novel . . . Writing with assurance and control, James uses his small-town drama to suggest the larger anguish of a postcolonial society struggling for its own identity."
--New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

"Elements coalesce in a Jamaican stew spicier than jerk chicken. First novelist James moves effortlessly between lyrical patois and trenchant observations . . . It's...
Book cover from Serious Tings a Go Happen: Three Decades of Jamaican Dance Hall Signs by Maxine Walters
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An unofficial history of Jamaican dance hall music told through its graphic design, Serious T’ings Gonna Happen brings together more than 200 original posters and signs from the early 1980s through today, drawn from the poster collection of Jamaican film and television producer and director Maxine Walters. Jamaican dance hall emerged out of reggae in the late 1970s and brought with it a new visual style characterized by bright colors and bold, hand-drawn lettering. One-of-a-kind, hand-painted...
Book cover from BY James, Marlon ( Author ) [{ A Brief History of Seven Killings By James, Marlon ( Author ) Oct - 02- 2014 ( Hardcover ) } ] by Marlon James
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BY James, Marlon ( Author ) [{ A Brief History of Seven Killings By James, Marlon ( Author ) Oct - 02- 2014 ( Hardcover ) } ]
Book cover from So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian, and Pacific Oceans by Marlon James
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"The 17 selections of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in this vibrant collection unite the voices of islanders from around the globe, complete with an excellent introduction by Marlon James...Readers encounter the language, customs, and flora and fauna of many island nations in this delightful and enlightening volume, an invitation to share and experience islands around the globe."
--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"As an anthology, this collection of work is amazingly...
Book cover from Shelby Farms Park: Elevating a City: The Improbable Journey of America’s Great 21st Century Urban Park by Tom Jones
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This is the unlikely and inspiring story of how a sprawling footprint of a former prison became a leading American park.

At 4,500 acres, the Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee, is the largest urban park in the United States--more than five times the size of New York's Central Park. This book about the vision, process, benchmarks and priorities that led to the building of this great park show how people with vision can change a community, and how support from the public can protect...
Book cover from Race and Reconciliation in America by William S. Cohen
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Race and racism have played a divisive and defining role throughout much of America's history. Slavery, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and Ku Klux Klan terrorism have inflicted deep psychic wounds, social disparities, and economic disadvantages that have diminished the promise of equal rights and opportunities for all.

While much progress in race relations has been made in recent years―including the election of Barack Obama as President of the United State―it's clear that our...