In "Holy Ghost Corner" by Michele Andrea Bowen. Theresa's been looking all of her life and it seems like the only thing she finds are things that need to stay lost — like her on-and- off "friend" and occasional escort, the sneaky businessman, Rev. Parvell Sikes. So when church mother Queen-Esther Green re-acquaints Theresa with the older woman's backsliding nephew, Lamont Green, it seems like the same old story. But this time, Theresa decides to listen to God, and what she hears soon brings a smile to her face with the realization that the Holy Ghost has been in her love corner all along.
Michele Andrea Bowen has sold more African American Christian fiction than any other author. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master's degree in history and public health. Originally from St. Louis, she lives in North Carolina with her family. "Holy Ghost Corner," by Michele Andrea Bowen, Grand Central $13.99. ISBN 0446197068.
"Palace Council" by Stephen L. Carter is a novel of murder and political conspiracy. In the summer of 1952, 20 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 20-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.
Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He and his family live near New Haven, Connecticut. "Palace Council" by Stephen L. Carter. Knope Publishing. $26.95. ISBN 978-0-307-26658-3.