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Amazon Best Sellers: Urban Fiction books.

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Amazon Best Sellers: Urban Fiction books.

By Patrick Hill @Pathill17 @NeonRenMagazine

 

This has become our tradition of our blog to highlight the top ten Urban fictions books on Amazon. These books may not be NYT best sellers but they are great sellers on Amazon. Giving the fact that these books do sell out on Amazon. They are not represented by the top publishing brands but they are represented by publishers that are consistently pushing their authors to new limits. Urban fiction which is usually African American novels has a different style of storytelling.  Each month, we will continue to highlight self-publishing novels and top-selling self-publishing novels. We would like to extend this furthermore to encourage and support upcoming writers. Before I review the top ten Amazon best-selling urban fiction books, make sure you sign up for Amazon Kindle. They have a 30-day trial absolutely free which you can cancel anytime. You get to read each of these top ten books and more. After 30 days, you would only pay $9.99 each month which is not a bad price if you ask me. I am actually using it. Make sure you give it try and you must be a new member. Here we go.

 

  1. If His Heart is Hood, His Love is Forever
  2. The Coldest Love Ever 2
  3. The Coldest Love Ever
  4. Finding My Way Back to Love 3
  5. Every Love Story Is Beautiful, But Ours Is Hood 3: The Savage Brothers
  6. She Got It Bad for a Heartless Gangsta 3
  7. She Fell for the Perfect Thug: A Savage Love Story
  8. She Was a Good Girl ‘Til She Knew Me
  9. Torn Between The Plug And A Savage
  10. Knocked Up By A Kingpin

 

 

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Amazon Urban Fiction Best Sellers

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Amaya Blankenship – “My Walk Home”

 

Performing at the 2017 Get Lit Classic Slam. The Get Lit Classic Slam is the largest teen poetry competition in Southern California’s history – where high school students from schools throughout Los Angeles County face off to “slam” classic poems by poets like Neruda, Lorca, Hughes, Dickinson, Angelou, etc. in combination with their own spoken word responses. The Classic Slam occurs every Spring around National Poetry Month for audiences of thousands. Scholarships are awarded to winning teams and bouts are judged by leading writers, actors, and artists.

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The conservator’s eye: Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer

 

The conservator’s eye: Rembrandt van Rijn, Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, 1653, oil on canvas, 143.5 x 136.5 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Speakers: James Coddington and Beth Harris

Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, also known as Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer, is an oil-on-canvas painting by Rembrandt.

It was painted in 1653, as a commission from Don Antonio Ruffo, from Messina in Sicily, who did not request a particular subject.

Aristotle, world-weary, looks at the bust of blind, humble Homer, on which he rests one of his hands. This has variously been interpreted as the man of sound, methodical science deferring to Art, or as the wealthy and famous philosopher, wearing the jeweled belt given to him by Alexander the Great, envying the life of the poor blind bard.[1] It has also been suggested that this is Rembrandt’s commentary on the power of portraiture.[1]

The interpretation of methodical science deferring to art is discussed at length in Rembrandt’s Aristotle and Other Rembrandt Studies.[1] The author notes that Aristotle’s right hand (traditionally the favored hand), which rests on the bust of Homer, is both higher and painted in lighter shades than the left hand on the gold chain given to him by Alexander.

The exact subject being portrayed in this portrait has been challenged in the book by Simon Schama titled Rembrandt’s Eyes, applying the scholarship of Paul Crenshaw.[2] Schama presents a substantial argument that it was the famous ancient Greek painter Apelles who is depicted in contemplation by Rembrandt and not Aristotle.[3]

It was purchased in 1961 for $2.3 million by the Metropolitan Museum of Art[4] in New York City, USA. At the time this was the highest amount ever paid for any picture at the public or private sale.[5] During the renovation of the Rembrandt wing of the Metropolitan Museum, the painting was retitled in November 2013 as Aristotle with a Bust of Homer.

The painting forms the central theme of Joseph Heller‘s 1988 novel Picture This.

PAUL KOLKER COLLECTION

Paul Kolker (b. 1935) is a New York-based artist with doctorate degrees in medicine and law. He is Fellow American College of Surgeons, Fellow American College of Legal Medicine and Emeritus Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Northwell Glen Cove Hospital, having practiced cardiothoracic surgery on Long Island from 1969 to 2013. In October 2001 Kolker moved his Long Island studio to his current address in the Chelsea art district so that he could produce his works and curate his exhibitions as an experiment in perception. His studio and gallery have together become his laboratory in which the viewer is the measuring instrument for Kolker’s art as a perceptual experiment; therefore linking Kolker’s curation and exhibition with his art production. Gesundheit Reimagined! is Kolker’s sixtieth solo exhibition.

Paul Kolker: Gesundheit Reimagined! is on view from September 28 through November 10, 2017, at the Paul Kolker collection, 511 West 25th Street in Chelsea, adjacent to the Highline between Tenth and Eleventh, Avenues. Also on view at 600 Third Avenue is Abstract Decalcomania… An ExperiHighlinePerception.

For information or press materials, please call 212.367.7300, email info@paulkolker.com or visit http://www.paulkolker.com and the exhibitions.

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