Willis, Mirron E. (Mirron Edward) 1965-
Most widely held works by Mirron E Willis
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 980 libraries worldwide
In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.
Known to evil by Walter Mosley ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Alfonse Rinaldo, the mysterious power-behind- the-throne at City Hall, the fixer who seems to control every little thing that happens in New York City, has a problem that even he can't fix--and he's come to Leonid McGill for help. It seems a young woman has disappeared, leaving murder in her wake, and it means everything to Rinaldo to track her down.
Basketball Jones by E. Lynn Harris ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
In the gay-themed novel Basketball Jones, pampered Aldridge James "AJ" Richardson maintains a loving, yet secret romantic relationship with wealthy NBA star player Dray Jones. Their romance blossomed during college, but because Drey is a sports icon, they've kept their life together under wraps. However, when Drey's teammates become overly inquisitive, he quells any doubts about his sexuality by marrying Judi, an ambitious woman. How will this brash decision affect AJ? And does Judi know the truth about Drey?
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
The year is 1985. Benji Cooper is one of the only black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. After a tragic mishap on his first day of high school when Benji reveals his deep enthusiasm for the horror movie magazine Fangoria, his social doom is sealed for the next four years. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own. And although he's just as confused about this all-black refuge as he is about the white world he negotiates the rest of the year, he thinks that maybe this summer things will be different.
When the thrill is gone by Walter Mosley ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
The economy has hit the private investigator business hard, and lately, Leonid McGill is getting job offers only from the criminals he's worked so hard to leave behind. So how can he say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help.
The long fall the first Leonid McGill mystery by Walter Mosley ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades mostly in cash and favors, Leonid McGill is an old-school P.I. working a city that's gotten fancy all around him. And like New York City itself, McGill is turning over a new leaf, "decided to go from crooked to slightly bent." But when he calls in old markers and greases a few NYPD palms to unearth some seemingly harmless information for a high-paying client, he learns that even in this cleaned-up city, his commitment to the straight and narrow is going to be constantly tested.
Just too good to be true by E. Lynn Harris ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Love, lies, relationships, and honesty shape Harris' novel about Carmyn, a single mother, who struggles to maintain peace with her son, Brady. He's always been a devout, celibate Christian and is a star college athlete bound for the NFL but all is challenged when a gorgeous cheerleader named Barrett enters his world. Does she really want him or his money? Carmyn fears the worst but does she have demons in her past that could scar Brady?
The long fall by Walter Mosley ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Leonid McGill, a New York City private detective, tries to put his past life behind him. But it's not that easy when someone like Tony "The Suit" Towers expects you to do a job; when an Albany PI hires you to track down four men known only by their youthful street names; and when your 16-year-old son, Twill, is getting in over his head with a suicidal girl.
Magic street by Orson Scott Card ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
Living in a peaceful, prosperous African-American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mack Street is a mystery child who has somehow found a home. Discovered abandoned in an overgrown park, raised by a blunt-speaking single woman, Mack comes and goes from family to family. But while Mack senses that he is different from most and knows that he has strange powers, he cannot understand how unusual he is until the day he sees, in a thin slice of space, a narrow house. Beyond it is a backyard--and an entryway into an extraordinary world stretching off into an exotic distance of geography, history, and magic.
The last king of Scotland by Giles Foden ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
A Scottish doctor who is personal physician to the African dictator, Idi Amin, is seduced by his charm and the perks of office to the point where he ignores the dictator's unspeakable brutality. Now back in Scotland, Dr. Nicholas Garrigan questions his complicity and finds the answer in the corruption of power. A first novel.
Brendan Buckley's universe and everything in it by Sundee Tucker Frazier ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Brendan Buckley, a biracial ten-year-old, applies his scientific problem-solving ability and newfound interest in rocks and minerals to connect with his white grandfather, the president of Puyallup Rock Club, and to learn why he and Brendan's mother are estranged.
Palace council by Stephen L Carter ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1952, twenty prominent men gather at a secret meeting on Martha's Vineyard and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, the body of one of these men is found by Eddie Wesley, Harlem's rising literary star. When Eddie's younger sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into what becomes a twenty-year search for the truth. As Eddie and Aurelia uncover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey takes them from the wealthy drawing rooms of New York through the shady corners of radical politics, all the way to the Oval Office.
Porch lies [tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters by Pat McKissack ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Master storyteller Patricia C. McKissack transports us to the front porch--a place where lightning bugs flash, lemonade is poured, and tales about slickster-tricksters are an every-night treat for the whole family to enjoy.
Them by Nathan McCall ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Barlowe, a single, African American in his forties, shares a ramshackle house with his nephew in an Atlanta neighborhood, the old Fourth Ward, known both as the center of the civil rights movement and for its main street, Auburn Avenue, once the richest Negro street in the world. Barlowe works as a printer and passes the time reading books from the neighborhood library and hanging out with other local black men at the corner store. When a white married couple buys and renovates the house next door, everyone tries to go about their daily business, but fear and suspicion build as more whites move in, making once familiar people and places disappear.
The translator [a tribesman's memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Daoud Hari shares his life of bravery and adventure.
The Pluto files [the rise and fall of America's favorite planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the controversy surrounding Pluto and its planet status from a renowned astrophysicist at the heart of the controversy.
I say a little prayer by E. Lynn Harris ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Bestselling author E. Lynn Harris is back with another sexy, shocking, and immensely satisfying novel that explores some of today's toughest and most timely issues. Chauncey Greer is the owner of Cute Boy Card Company, a thriving company in Atlanta. As a teenager, he was a member of a popular boy band, but left in disgrace when word got out that he and his band mate D were more than good friends. Chauncey is a free spirit now, who's been known to hook up with men and women. After one too many bad dates, Chauncey finds himself in church, where the minister's message inspires him to follow his dream of a singing career once again. Although he's lost touch with D, as he starts writing songs his thoughts inevitably turn to his former lover.
The best advice I ever got lessons from extraordinary lives by Katie Couric ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
The anchor of "CBS Evening News" collects the best life tips from a host of accomplished leaders, thinkers, artists and others, including Chelsea Handler, Malcolm Gladwell, Mario Batali, Colin Powell, Barbara Walters, Google's Eric Schmidt, and Mike Bloomberg.
Till you hear from me [a novel by Pearl Cleage ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
After her father Reverend Dunbar, a civil rights icon, makes statements that are not politically correct Ida is concerned about him and returns to Atlanta. Back in her old West End neighborhood, Ida runs into childhood friend and smooth political operator Wes Harper, also in town to pay a visit to the Reverend Dunbar, his mentor. While Ida and the Rev try to find the balance between personal loyalties and political realities, they must do some serious soul searching in order to get things back on track before Wes permanently derails their best laid plans.
Invisible life by E. Lynn Harris ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Raymond Tyler is committed to his longtime girlfriend Sela, but finds himself sexually attracted to Kelvin, a friend from law school. Raymond moves to New York to escape both Sela and Kelvin and finds himself more confused.
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