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Toni Cade Bambara
Toni Cade Bambara

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On December 9, 1995, Toni Cade Bambara died of cancer at the age of 56. In its obituary of her, The New York Times called Bambara, "a major contributor to the emerging genre of black women's literature."

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Deep Sightings & Rescue Missions
Fiction, Essays, and Conversations
Written by Toni Cade Bambara


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 1999
Price: $19.00

Edited and with a Preface by Toni Morrison, this posthumous collection of short stories, essays, and interviews offers lasting evidence of Bambara's passion, lyricism, and tough critical intelligence. Included are tales of mothers and daughters, rebels and seeresses, community activists and aging gangbangers, as well as essays on film and literature... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Deep Sightings & Rescue Missions
Fiction, Essays, and Conversations
Written by Toni Cade Bambara


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $12.99

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Gorilla, My Love

Written by Toni Cade Bambara


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 1992
Price: $14.00

In these fifteen stories, written in a style at once ineffable and immediately recognizable, Toni Cade Bambara gives us compelling portraits of a wide range of unforgettable characters, from sassy children to cunning old men, in scenes shifting between uptown New York and rural North Carolina. A young girl suffers her... Read more >
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Gorilla, My Love

Written by Toni Cade Bambara


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $9.99

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The Salt Eaters

Written by Toni Cade Bambara


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 1992
Price: $15.95

Set in Claybourne, a town somewhere in the South, The Salt Eaters is the story of a community of black people searching for the healing properties of salt, who witness an event that will change their lives forever. From the men who live off welfare-women to the mud mothers who carry... Read more >
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The Salt Eaters

Written by Toni Cade Bambara


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Those Bones Are Not My Child
A Novel
Written by Toni Cade Bambara


Format: eBook, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $16.99

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Exam Copy
Those Bones Are Not My Child
A Novel
Written by Toni Cade Bambara


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 24, 2000
Price: $24.00

In a suspenseful novel of uncommon depth and intensity, Toni Cade Bambara renders a harrowing portrait of a city under siege. Having elected its first black mayor in 1980, Atlanta projected an image of political progressiveness and prosperity. But between September 1979 and June 1981, more than forty black children were... Read more >
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