Nella Larsen; Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories was published in 2001. Nella Larsen wrote a couple short stories, and Quicksand and Passing, two books. However, as she could not find a publisher for her third book, she stopped writing and began to work as a nurse.
These books and novels, collectively referred to as "The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen," show life during the Harlem Renaissance. They reflect the lives of black people who are part of the middle class and must face certain racial discriminations, along with no certainty of safety. The women who are the heroines of her books that must struggle to find their niche in their society and in the world.