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The Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel (The Winter Santiaga Series #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the The Winter Santiaga Series series.

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A New York Times and USA TODAY Bestseller
“50 Most Impactful Black Books of the Last 50 Years.” —Essence
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The instant classic from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Life After Death brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable novel.

I came busting into the world during one of New York’s worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter.

Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of her own body. But when a cold Winter wind blows her life in a direction she doesn’t want to go, her street smarts and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top.

Twenty-five years and over one million copies later, The Coldest Winter Ever is a bestseller and a national treasure, a classic handed down from one reading generation to the next. Whether you are reading it for the first time or have cherished it for years, you will never forget this Winter’s tale.

About the Author


Sister Souljah is a graduate of Rutgers University. During her college years, she was known for her powerful voice, sharp political analysis, cultural allegiance, community organizing, and for her humanity. Post-graduation, Sister Souljah earned the love and support of her African American community by creating a national youth and student movement. She is credited for serving homeless families, creating academic, cultural, and recreational after-school programs, weekend academies, and sleep-away summer camps. Partnering with major mainstream celebrities, she provided her efforts free to all young people and families in need. A multidimensional woman, Souljah was the only female performing artist and voice of Public Enemy. She is also a wife and a mother. A storyteller who makes the entire world her home, she lives wherever she is “pushing her pen.”

Praise For…


"Sister Souljah has taken her talents from the stage to the page."
-- Essence

"Winter is nasty, spoiled, and almost unbelievably libidinous, and it's ample evidence of the author's talent that she is also deeply sympathetic."
-- The New Yorker

"Winter is precious, babacious, and as tough as a hollow-point bullet."
-- Salon.com

"[Souljah] spread[s] messages that are clear, concise, and true to the game."
-- The Source

"Intriguing....Souljah exhibits a raw and true voice."
-- Publishers Weekly


Product Details
ISBN: 9780743270106
ISBN-10: 074327010X
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Publication Date: September 20th, 2005
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: The Winter Santiaga Series