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Madison Smartt Bell
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  • About this Author
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Madison Smartt Bell is the author of fourteen previous works of fiction, including All Souls' Rising (a National Book Award finalist), Soldier’s Joy and Anything Goes. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where he teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Goucher College.

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All Souls' Rising
A Novel of Haiti (1)
Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.95

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction

In this first installment of his epic Haitian trilogy, Madison Smartt Bell brings to life a decisive moment in the history of race, class, and colonialism. The slave uprising in Haiti was a momentous contribution to the tide of revolution that swept over the... Read more >
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All Souls' Rising

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Charm City
A Walk Through Baltimore
Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: eBook
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Color of Night

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.00

A stunning novel that burns to the touch.

Mae, a blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas casino, spends her free time wandering the desert with a rifle, or sitting in her trailer obsessively watching replays of an old lover escaping the wreckage of 9/11. What she sees in those images is... Read more >
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The Color of Night

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Devil's Dream

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $15.95

A powerful new novel about Nathan Bedford Forrest, the most reviled, celebrated, and legendary of Civil War generals. With the same eloquence, dramatic energy, and grasp of history that marked his award-winning fictional trilogy of the Haitian Revolution, Madison Smartt Bell now turns his gaze to America’s Civil War. We see... Read more >
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Devil's Dream
A Novel About Nathan Bedford Forrest
Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Master of the Crossroads

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.95

Continuing his epic trilogy of the Haitian slave uprising, Madison Smartt Bell’s Master of the Crossroads delivers a stunning portrayal of Toussaint Louverture,  former slave, military genius and liberator of Haiti, and his struggle against the great European powers to free his people in the only successful slave revolution in history. At the outset, Toussaint... Read more >
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Master of the Crossroads

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: eBook, 752 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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The Stone that the Builder Refused
A Novel of Haiti
Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: eBook, 768 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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The Stone that the Builder Refused

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $16.95

Following the widely acclaimed All Souls’ Rising and Master of the Crossroads, Madison Smartt Bell gives us the climactic final chapter in the life of Toussaint Louverture, the legendary leader of the only successful slave revolution in history.

In 1791, what would become known as the Haitian Revolution began as a rebellion... Read more >
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Toussaint Louverture

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $14.95

In 1791, Saint Domingue was both the richest and cruelest colony in the Western Hemisphere; more than a third of African slaves died within a few years of their arrival there. Thirteen years later, Haitian rebels declared independence from France after the first—and only—successful slave revolution in history. Much of the... Read more >
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Toussaint Louverture

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2009
Price: $11.99

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