Books The Fire This Time A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward Hardcover, 226 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $25 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Fire This TimeSubtitleA New Generation Speaks About RaceAuthorJesmyn Ward Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Jesmyn Ward presents a continuation of James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time that examines race issues from the past half century through essays, poems and memoir pieces by some of her generation's most original thinkers and writers. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Also by Jesmyn Ward Men We Reaped Salvage the Bones Sing, Unburied, Sing Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Fire This Time NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.