Books by Anthony Grooms

THE VAIN CONVERSATION by Anthony Grooms
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2018

"That Grooms' incisive, gripping, and empathetic novel dares to probe beneath the humiliations, customs, and fears that sustain injustice implies that our seemingly eternal conversation on race, to which the title refers, may not be as vain as it often seems."
A real-life racially motivated mass killing from 1946 is boldly and deeply reimagined—as are its long-term reverberations. Read full book review >
BOMBINGHAM by Anthony Grooms
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Powerfully crafted individual moments and honestly drawn emotions, but first-timer Grooms can't quite synthesize them into a unified whole."
An engaging though loosely woven debut about an African-American boy who experiences the death of his mother—and the words of Martin Luther King—in the same year. Read full book review >