Posts Categorized: Literary Fiction

Crow By

Crow A bold, stunning, and critically-acclaimed novel of struggle, injustice, violence and lust, now rediscovered and back in print for the first time in over sixty years.

"The story is intense, dramatic and powerfully built. Stewart has drawn characters convincingly and well. He demonstrates the consequences of harsh, unthinking actions on an inherently good man." Washington Post

The Integration of Maybelle Brown By

The Integration of Maybelle Brown It's 1959. A small town in the deep south is rocked to its racist core when Maybelle Brown arrives from Philadelphia and becomes the first black, female student ever enrolled in the local college. But that's only the beginning. Soon Maybelle becomes romantically involved with a white man, crossing a unthinkable line among a community terrified by the "rising tide of color." 

A Wind is Rising By

A Wind is Rising A searing, brutally realistic novel of race relations in the deep south, finally back in print for the first time in 70 years.

"The most moving and convincing novel of the South that I have ever read. It has just the right degree of realism...it spares no one." Howard University Professor Alain LeRoy Locke, the first African-American Rhodes Scholar. 

Acting bad came easily to everyone on the huge, isolated Mississippi delta plantation...until the tensions between the white overseers and the black sharecroppers exploded in bloodshed... leaving a white man dead and Brother Jackson, a black man, falsely jailed for murder and facing certain death in a rigged trial. 

The Birth of the Martyr's Ghost By

The Birth of the Martyr’s Ghost Tou'saint Chaney is shot down over the Pacific during WWII... and spends seven years as a castaway on a desert island before he's rescued. The experience radically changes him, physically and spiritually. He returns home with a new love for his fellow man and a deep devotion to God...attitudes that put him in dangerous conflict with everyone from his old way of life.

Swamp Fire By

Swamp Fire A savagely realistic, hard-boiled novel of the South in the tradition of Erskine Caldwell's Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre.

Hank Samson comes home from the WWII to find his half-crazed father terrorizing their Louisiana bayou town...and his brutish brother running amok with lust and violence. But Hank has seen a better way to live and now has to choose beween running away with the girl he loves...or staying and fighting his own family.

Good Time Girl By

Good Time Girl Jack Candless is a drunken, cynical, 32-year-old newspaper reporter who covers a rape case in a small, Louisiana town, hoping the sordid story of a sweet, innocent young woman being brutally violated in a rice field will make national headlines, saving his career and his marriage. Instead, he discovers nothing is what it seems, and that a far more frightening story of raw lust and corruption is buried in the dark, violent heart of the bayou.