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Madison Smartt Bell

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
Written by Madison Smartt Bell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2004
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7653-6 (1-4000-7653-6)

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 Western world at the end of the... Read more






Charm City
Written by Madison Smartt Bell
Crown | Hardcover | November 2007
$16.95/21.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-34206-5 (0-307-34206-9)

With a writer’s keen eye, a longtime resident’s familiarity, and his own sly wit, acclaimed novelist Madison Smartt Bell leads us on a walk through his adopted hometown of Baltimore, a city where crab cakes, Edgar Allan Poe, hair extensions, and John Waters movies somehow coexist. From its founding before the... Read more






The Color of Night
Written by Madison Smartt Bell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74188-2 (0-307-74188-5)

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 different from what the rest of us would... Read more






Devil's Dream
Written by Madison Smartt Bell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2010
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27991-0 (0-307-27991-X)

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...

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Master of the Crossroads
Written by Madison Smartt Bell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2004
$16.95/21.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7838-7 (1-4000-7838-5)

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






The Stone that the Builder Refused
Written by Madison Smartt Bell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2006
$16.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7618-5 (1-4000-7618-8)

The Stone that the Builder Refused is the final volume of Madison Smartt Bell’s masterful trilogy about the Haitian Revolution–the first successful slave revolution in history–which begins with All Souls' Rising (a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award) and continues with Master of the Crossroads.  Each of... Read more






Toussaint Louverture
Written by Madison Smartt Bell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2008
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7935-3 (1-4000-7935-7)

At the end of the 1700s, French Saint Domingue was the richest and most brutal colony in the Western Hemisphere. A mere twelve years later, however, Haitian rebels had defeated the Spanish, British, and French and declared independence after the first—and only—successful slave revolt in history. Much of the success of... Read more





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