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Man's failure to understand others is dramatically depicted in the confrontation of a middle-aged professor and a former drug addict

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9780911860504 | Chatham Bookseller, June 1, 1975, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: John Edgar Wideman's first novel, A Glance Away, was published in 1967 when the author was just 26 years old.

Paperback:

9780030056024, titled "A Glance Away" | Reprint edition (Henry Holt & Co, November 1, 1985), cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Man's failure to understand others is dramatically depicted in the confrontation of a middle-aged professor and a former drug addict

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Traces the experiences of a Black family from just after the Civil War to the radical sixties

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9780805281743 | Not Applicable, April 1, 1984, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A series of interconnected stories portrays the history of a Black family, from Africa to slavery in America and life in a Northern city

Paperback:

9780395897973 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, July 6, 1998), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Traces the experiences of a Black family from just after the Civil War to the radical sixties
9780679720287 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, October 1, 1988), cover price $11.00 | About this edition: Traces the experiences of a Black family from just after the Civil War to the radical sixties

Prebinding:

9780613075794 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $22.25 | About this edition: Traces the experiences of a Black family from just after the Civil War to the radical sixties

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When a man is murdered and he is unfairly accused, Tommy hides out with Mother Bess--a relative who is mean and mentally unbalanced--and together they wallow in trepidation and anger desperately trying to find the nerve to face the world. Reprint. NYT.

Hardcover:

9780805281750 | Reprint edition (Not Applicable, April 1, 1984), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: When Tommy's attempt at burglary fails, he searches for a place to hide from the police and ends up in the house of a crazy old woman

Paperback:

9780395897980 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, July 6, 1998), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: When a man is murdered and he is unfairly accused, Tommy hides out with Mother Bess--a relative who is mean and mentally unbalanced--and together they wallow in trepidation and anger desperately trying to find the nerve to face the world.
9780679720270 | Random House Inc, November 1, 1988, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Hunted by the law for a murder he didn't commit, Tommy hides out in old Miss Bess's lonely house on Bruston Hill

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In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy. Reprint.

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9780805033076 | Henry Holt & Co, March 1, 1996, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy
9780844666037 | Peter Smith Pub Inc, December 1, 1992, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: A haunting portrait of lives arriving at different destinies, Brothers and Keepers is John Edgar Wideman’s seminal memoir about two brothers — one an award-winning novelist, the other a fugitive wanted for robbery and murder.
9780030617546 | Holt Rinehart & Winston, October 1, 1984, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy

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9780618509638 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, January 26, 2005), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy.
9780679756941 | Vintage Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy
9780140082678 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, November 1, 1985), cover price $11.00 | About this edition: In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy

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Lucy and Carl struggle to prevent the extinction of the Black community of Homewood and to keep alive the musical heritage of the blues piano player, Albert Wilkes

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9780805281880 | Reprint edition (Not Applicable, February 1, 1985), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Tells the story of Brother Tate, a Black albino who, after the death of his son, refuses to speak for twenty years

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9780395877296 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, April 15, 1998), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Lucy and Carl struggle to prevent the extinction of the Black community of Homewood and to keep alive the musical heritage of the blues piano player, Albert Wilkes
9780679720294 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, September 1, 1988), cover price $11.00 | About this edition: Tells the story of Brother Tate, a Black albino who, after the death of his son, refuses to speak for twenty years

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9781556441363 | Amer Audio Prose Library Inc, June 1, 1987, cover price $13.95

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An aging, highly intelligent black lawyer who lives in a cluttered trailer is the go-between for the poor blacks of Homewood who must deal with the authorities downtown

Hardcover:

9780805003758 | Henry Holt & Co, October 1, 1987, cover price $3.98 | About this edition: An aging, highly intelligent black lawyer who lives in a cluttered trailer is the go-between for the poor blacks of Homewood who must deal with the authorities downtown

Paperback:

9780140105957 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, November 1, 1988), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: An aging, highly intelligent black lawyer who lives in a cluttered trailer is the go-between for the poor blacks of Homewood who must deal with the authorities downtown

A collection of short stories follows a young woman jogger into an erotic fantasy, recounts an English professor's attempt to deconstruct his life, and records a Black musician's remembrances of his grandmother

Hardcover:

9780805011845 | Henry Holt & Co, October 1, 1989, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A collection of short stories follows a young woman jogger into an erotic fantasy, recounts an English professor's attempt to deconstruct his life, and records a black musician's remembrances of his grandmother

Paperback:

9780140143478 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, September 1, 1990), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: A collection of short stories follows a young woman jogger into an erotic fantasy, recounts an English professor's attempt to deconstruct his life, and records a Black musician's remembrances of his grandmother

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At once personal and political, this novel about being black and male in white America depicts an unyielding core of individual resistance and demonstrates with tragic immediacy how America's mixed signals foster false hopes. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780805012668 | Henry Holt & Co, August 1, 1990, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: At once personal and political, this novel about being Black and male in white America depicts an unyielding core of individual resistance and demonstrates with tragic immediacy how America's mixed signals foster false hopes

Paperback:

9780618509645 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, January 26, 2005), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: At once personal and political, this novel about being black and male in white America depicts an unyielding core of individual resistance and demonstrates with tragic immediacy how America's mixed signals foster false hopes.
9780679736509 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 1, 1991), cover price $12.00

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A collection of three books portraying life in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, recounts the pains, passions, dreams, and memories of living in a ghetto

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9780822938316 | Univ of Pittsburgh Pr, March 26, 1992, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A collection of three books portraying life in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, recounts the pains, passions, dreams, and memories of living in a ghetto

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A collection of stories by the author of A Glance Away, Hurry Home, Brothers and Keepers, Reuben, Fever, and Philadelphia Fire features tales of African Americans from all walks of life who reside in Homewood, a black section of Pittsburgh. 25,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780679407195 | Pantheon Books, June 1, 1992, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Stories feature individuals from all walks of life who reside in Homewood, a Black section of Pittsburgh

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Stories feature individuals from all walks of life who reside in Homewood, a Black section of Pittsburgh

Paperback:

9780679737520 | Vintage Books, August 1, 1993, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Stories feature individuals from all walks of life who reside in Homewood, a Black section of Pittsburgh

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781882320011 | Unabridged edition (Helion Records, August 1, 1993), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Stories feature individuals from all walks of life who reside in Homewood, a black section of Pittsburgh.

Product Description: Set mainly in the Pittsburgh district of Homewood, these 10 stories depict African Americans from all walks of life--ancestors, family, and lovers caught in the vortex of American history and haunted by their own particular demons...read more

Hardcover:

9781882320189 | Unabridged edition (Helion Records, August 1, 1993), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Set mainly in the Pittsburgh district of Homewood, these 10 stories depict African Americans from all walks of life--ancestors, family, and lovers caught in the vortex of American history and haunted by their own particular demons.

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An examination of the African-American experience as it impacts father-son relationships describes how race and racism served to estrange Wideman from his own father. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. Tour.

Hardcover:

9780679407201 | Pantheon Books, September 1, 1994, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: Provides a memoir that explores the roots of identity, the complexities of family relationships, and the struggle to heal in the face of familial estrangement and racial ideology

Paperback:

9780679737513 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, August 29, 1995), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Provides a memoir that explores the roots of identity, the complexities of family relationships, and the struggle to heal in the face of familial estrangement and racial ideology

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In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant Black preacher struggles to save a mysterious, endangered African woman from a racially explosive society

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9780395785904 | Houghton Mifflin, October 1, 1996, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant Black preacher struggles to save a mysterious, endangered African woman from a racially explosive society

Paperback:

9780395877500 | Mariner Books, September 1, 1997, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant Black preacher struggles to save a mysterious, endangered African woman from a racially explosive society

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A collection of short stories selected from national magazines and small literary journals features the work of authors such as Robert Olen Butler, Alice Adams, Rick Bass, Mary Gordon, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lynn Sharon Schwartz.
By Katrina Kenison (editor) and John Edgar Wideman (editor)

Hardcover:

9780395752913 | Houghton Mifflin, November 1, 1996, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

Paperback:

9780395752906 | Houghton Mifflin, November 1, 1996, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

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Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada (view table of contents)
By Katrina Kenison (editor), Annie Proulx (editor) and John Edgar Wideman (editor)

Hardcover:

9780395798669 | Houghton Mifflin, November 1, 1997, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

Paperback:

9780395798652 | Mariner Books, November 1, 1997, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

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A young woman mourning the deaths of her husband and sons, victims of urban violence, Kassima finds redemption in a love affair with the gentle Robert Jones and in a collection of photographs, taken by her late, eccentric tenant, that document a half-century of African-American history. Tour. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780395857304 | Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 1998, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A young woman mourning the deaths of her husband and sons, victims of urban violence, Kassima finds redemption in a love affair with the gentle Robert Jones and in a collection of photographs, taken by her late, eccentric tenant, that document a half-century of African American history

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An illustrated overview of the Civil War includes original maps and period photographs that capture the tension and strife of the times

Hardcover:

9781567997286 | Ill edition (Metro Books, September 1, 1999), cover price $29.98 | About this edition: An illustrated overview of the Civil War includes original maps and period photographs that capture the tension and strife of the times

A panoramic overview of the battles and campaigns of the American Civil War includes detailed descriptions of pivotal engagements, portraits of great military leaders, and more than three hundred photographs, illustrations, paintings, and maps.

Hardcover:

9781567998238 | Illustrate edition (Metro Books, September 1, 1999), cover price $29.98 | About this edition: A panoramic overview of the battles and campaigns of the American Civil War includes detailed descriptions of pivotal engagements, portraits of great military leaders, and more than three hundred photographs, illustrations, paintings, and maps.

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Paperback:

9780618001859 | Mariner Books, September 30, 1999, cover price $15.95

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Contains brief biographical sketches and well-known and obscure works by African-American authors from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, including Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, Ida B. Wells, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Reprint. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780762410354, titled "My Soul Has Grown Deep: Classics of Early African American Literature" | Running Pr Book Pub, September 1, 2001, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Contains brief biographical sketches and well-known and obscure works by African American authors from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, including Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, Ida B.

Paperback:

9780345455666 | Reprint edition (One World, November 1, 2002), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Contains brief biographical sketches and well-known and obscure works by African-American authors from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, including Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, Ida B.

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The author of Brothers and Keepers reflects on the meaning of basketball in his life, describes growing up in his grandparents' home in Pittsburgh, and discusses the cultural implications of basketball for African- Americans in general. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780395857311 | Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 2001, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: The author recalls his experiences playing basketball with whites and African Americans in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, describing how African Americans slowly but surely changed the nature of the sport.

Paperback:

9780618257751 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, February 6, 2003), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The author recalls his experiences playing basketball with whites and African Americans in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, describing how African Americans slowly but surely changed the nature of the sport.

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An anthology that presents a collection of twenty tales from this literary contest's prize-winning volumes from the past twenty years.

Hardcover:

9780822941705 | Univ of Pittsburgh Pr, October 1, 2001, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An anthology that presents a collection of twenty tales from this literary contest's prize-winning volumes from the past twenty years.

Paperback:

9780822958154 | Univ of Pittsburgh Pr, March 1, 2003, cover price $17.00

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Recently discovered, this first new book to be published by the master of African-American folklore in more than fifty years features an abundance of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, that represent a large part of the author's literary legacy and detail African-American life in the rural South.
By Ossie Davis (narrator), Ruby Dee (narrator), Zora Neale Hurston, Carla Kaplan (editor) and John Edgar Wideman (introduced by)

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780694526451 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, December 1, 2001), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: A book of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, represents a large part of the author's literary legacy and details African American life in the rural South.

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