Posted on 12/01/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner
James Baldwin died on this day in 1987. Baldwin was a novelist, poet, playwright and noted social critic. He grew up in Harlem, but decided to move to France at the age of 24 after he was refused service in a New York restaurant because he was black. Baldwin found the freedom there to write what he wanted to write, whether it was a book of essays, a novel with strong homoerotic content ("Giovanni's Room), or composing music for friends Ray Charles and Miles Davis.
- "The Burning Room" (Michael Connelly, mystery). $4.99. Nook
- "Wonder Boys" (Michael Chabon, literary fiction). $2.99. Kindle.
- "End of Secrets" (Ryan Quinn, thriller). $4.99 Kindle.