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Marita Golden
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MARITA GOLDEN is the author of works of both fiction and nonfiction. Her books include Migrations of the Heart, Saving Our Sons, and most recently, Don’t Play in the Sun. She is the founder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, an organization that supports African American writers. She lives in Mitchellville, Maryland.

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After
A Novel
Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 17, 2007
Price: $19.00

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After
A Novel
Written by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $13.99

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And Do Remember Me

Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 19, 1994
Price: $15.00

Critically acclaimed novelist, Marita Golden, explores passion, politics, and sisterhood in this rich and poignant tale of the intimate friendship between two courageous African-American women, from 1963 freedom summer to today.

Two very different African-American women meet, each to discover in the other an elegant completion of herself. Jessie, running from... Read more >
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And Do Remember Me

Written by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 15, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Don't Play in the Sun
One Woman's Journey Through the Color Complex
Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $15.00

In a hard-hitting meditation on the role that color plays among African Americans and in wider society, Marita Golden dares to put herself on the line, expressing her fears and rage about how she has navigated through the color complex.

To be sure, this book is not a pity party—but, rather... Read more >
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Don't Play in the Sun
One Woman's Journey Through the Color Complex
Written by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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It's All Love
Black Writers on Soul Mates, Family and Friends
Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 3, 2009
Price: $16.95

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It's All Love
Black Writers on Soul Mates, Family and Friends
Written by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 3, 2009
Price: $12.99

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Long Distance Life

Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: March 1, 1995
Price: $16.00

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Migrations of the Heart
An Autobiography
Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $15.00

In her classic memoir, distinguished author, television executive, and activist Marita Golden beautifully recounts an astounding journey to Africa and back.

Marita Golden was raised in Washington, D.C., by a mother who was a cleaning woman and a father who was taxi-driver. For all their struggles, with life and each other... Read more >
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Migrations of the Heart
An Autobiography
Written by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $11.99

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A Miracle Every Day

Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 140 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 16, 1999
Price: $13.00

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A Miracle Every Day

Written by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 140 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 11, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Saving Our Sons

Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 1995
Price: $15.00

“In a sensitive and beautifully written autobiographical testimony, novelist Golden . . . interweaves diary entries with her exploration of what it means to parent a black male adolescent in the turmoil of today’s society. Her understanding is heightened by the fact that for the first decade of his life she... Read more >
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Saving Our Sons

Written by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Skin Deep
Black Women & White Women Write About Race
Written by Marita Golden and Susan Shreve


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 1, 1996
Price: $11.96

This anthology of 25 essays, memoirs and works of fiction from well-known writers reflects the contemporary relationships (and non-relationships) between black and white women. Most selections were written specifically for Skin Deep. Contributors include Marita Golden, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Naomi Wolf, and bell hooks. Read more >
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Skin Deep
Black Women & White Women Write About Race
Written by Marita Golden and Susan Shreve


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 11, 2011
Price: $10.99

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Wild Women Don't Wear No Blues

Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 1, 1994
Price: $15.95

Bringing together fourteen African-American women, Marita Golden has compiled saucy and spicy essays that serve as an exploration into the contemporary black female psyche. Ranging in style from Audre Lorde's classic polemic on eroticism to Miriam DeCosta Willis's deeply moving essay on her husband's last years, "every single one of these... Read more >

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A Woman's Place

Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 1, 1995
Price: $15.00

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The Word
Black Writers Talk About the Transformative Power of Reading and Writing
Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $14.99

Critically acclaimed Black writers reveal how books have shaped their personal lives—in often unexpected ways.

In these thirteen strikingly candid interviews, bestselling authors, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, and writers picked by Oprah’s Book Club discuss how the acts of reading and writing have deeply affected their lives by expanding the conceptual... Read more >
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The Word
Black Writers Talk About the Transformative Power of Reading and Writing
Written by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $2.99

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Gumbo
A Celebration of African American Writing
Written by E. Lynn Harris and Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 828 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $32.00

The 2003 Nonfiction Honor Book, presented by The Black Caucus of ALA

Not since Terry McMillan's Breaking Ice have so many African-American writers been brought together in one volume. Edited by Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris, Gumbo brings together a broad spectrum of writers of new and previously published stories of... Read more >
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Gumbo
Celebration of African American Writers
Written by E. Lynn Harris and Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 740 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $24.99

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The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen
Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories
Written by Nella Larsen
Edited by Charles Larson
Foreword by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen
Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories
Written by Nella Larsen
Edited by Charles Larson
Foreword by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $15.95

Nella Larsen's subject is the struggle of sensitive, spirited heroines to find a place for themselves in a hostile world. Passing is the story of a light-skinned beauty who, after spending years passing for white, finds herself dangerously drawn to an old friend's Harlem neighborhood. In Quicksand, a restless young mulatto... Read more >
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