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Bertice Berry

Bertice Berry is the author of the novel Redemption Song and four works of nonfiction. An inspirational speaker, doctor of sociology, and former stand-up comedian, she lives in southern California, where she is raising her sister's three children.

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The Haunting of Hip Hop
Written by Bertice Berry
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | August 2002
$15.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-1212-9 (0-7679-1212-8)

A ghost story with a beat . . . Bertice Berry follows her finely pitched Blackboard bestselling debut novel, Redemption Song, with a mesmerizing cautionary tale about urban hip hop culture.

In ancient West Africa, the drum was more than a musical instrument, it was a vehicle of communication–it conveyed information, told... Read more






Jim and Louella's Homemade Heart-fix Remedy
Written by Bertice Berry
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | September 2003
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-0989-1 (0-7679-0989-5)

A sizzling, smart, and utterly engaging novel about sex, love, folklore, and family history from the author of Redemption Song and The Haunting of Hip Hop.

With her characteristic sense of humor and a good dose of motherly wit, Bertice Berry spins the endearing tale of Jim and Louella Johnson, an elderly... Read more






Redemption Song
Written by Bertice Berry
One World/Ballantine | Trade Paperback | January 2001
$13.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-43885-0 (0-345-43885-X)

Owner of a small African-American bookshop, Miss Cozy has an unique gift: Customers who walk through her door rarely leave without a book that speaks directly to their life. But when Josephine--"Fina"--and Ross arrive in search of an obscure, unpublished manuscript written by a slave woman, Miss Cozy knows that all... Read more






The Ties That Bind
Written by Bertice Berry
Broadway Books | Hardcover | February 2009
$23.95/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-7679-2414-6 (0-7679-2414-2)

When novelist Bertice Berry set out to write a history of her family, she initially believed she’d uncover a story of slavery and black pain, but the deeper she dug, the more surprises she found. There was heartache, yes, but also something unexpected: hope. Peeling away the layers, Berry came to...

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When Love Calls, You Better Answer
Written by Bertice Berry
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | June 2006
$13.99/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-7679-1638-7 (0-7679-1638-7)

The author of the hit Redemption Song returns with a sparkling new novel about looking for love in all the wrong places—and with all the wrong people.

Full of spirit and wisdom, the novels of Bertice Berry bring to life a rich tapestry of human experience. Now she turns her eye to... Read more





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