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Urban Circle Book Club - The Best of Everything

Accustomed to getting anything she wants, newly-married Alicia shops like Daddy still picks up the tab. This is a source of endless agitation for her new husband, young pastor Phillip Sullivan, a genuinely good man. Though he tries to set limits, Alicia stubbornly plows forward, and her self-centered ways result in deceit, infidelity and, finally, divorce.

Urban Circle Book Club - What Doesn't Kill You

Opinionated, straight-talking, and witty, Tee is a fly forty-something. Then she's outplaced from her longtime job and doesn't tell anyone. Then she gives her daughter the wedding of her dreams and, after overindulging in champagne, Tee wakes up in bed with the younger best man. For the first time in twenty-five years, Tee doesn't know who she is or what she's going to do every day, and she decides that it's time for her to wake up and face reality.

Urban Circle Book Club - Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

Steve Harvey can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years. These are women who can run a small business, keep a household with three kids in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can't figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it's because they're asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man.

Urban Circle Book Club - This Fire Down In My Soul

The ladies of Hope Filled Christian Center spend more time serving other women's husbands than they do serving the Lord in Mason's fourth novel, a soap opera-like tale about the bad choices smart women make for love and companionship.

Urban Circle Book Club - Cruisin' on Desperation

The members of the Oh-Lawd-Why-Am-I-Still-Single church group have gathered again to complain about the slim pickings in their little town. Lyon Lipps is a con artist who has seduced every member of their group . . . and it's time to get a little payback.

Urban Circle Book Club - Little Black Girl Lost

When an old-school pimp is released from prison after ten years, he reconnects with his friends in the old neighborhood and teams up with a young, dynamic pimp in search of his missing daughter.

Urban Circle Book Club - She Had It Coming

If there's one thing Dolores Reese knows, it's how to keep a secret. She makes a fateful decision to live a double life, devoting herself to two different husbands in two different cities. But into this risky situation comes another man, one Dolores can't resist. And if she isn't careful, Dolores just might find out what happens when love, dishonesty, and dangerous jealousy collide.

Urban Circle Book Club - Midnight: Gangster Love Story

Midnight enjoys a life of comfort in his Islamic African family, but his father never hides the truth about the fierce challenges of the world outside of his estate. So when Midnight's father's empire is attacked, he sends Midnight with his mother to the United States. In the streets of Brooklyn, Midnight learns to protect the ones he loves, build a business, reclaim his wealth and status, and remain true to his beliefs.

Urban Circle Book Club - God's Gift to Women

In this exciting sexual thriller, the bestselling author of "Men Cry in the Dark" and "The Maintenance Man" weaves a tale about Julian Payne, a late-night radio personality who is stalked by a deranged woman.

Urban Circle Book Club - Keep the Faith

The true story of the woman who stood by the side of one of rap's biggest stars, and her life in the aftermath of his death.

Urban Circle Book Club: One in a Million

Kennedi Mason thinks she's the luckiest woman on earth. She loves her job, she has a wonderful best friend, and she's been married for ten years to her soul mate. There's nothing she can think of that could make her life any better. Then one fateful day Kennedi receives a piece of news that will turn her world upside down. In an instant, her life and her marriage have changed, but not at all in the way that she had expected.

Urban Circle Book Club: Pleasure

How realistic is it to believe that one lover can satisify a woman's every fantasy? Nia has it all-- and is driven by the desire for more. Fantasies spiral out of control, and she discovers that pleasure does not come without pain.

Urban Circle Book Club: The First Lady

Charlene Wilson, First Lady of First Jamaica Ministries, has lived a good life with her beloved husband, Bishop T.K. Wilson. If the Lord is ready to call her home, she's ready to go--her only concern is finding T.K. a good woman to look after him when she's gone.

Urban Circle Book Club: Seen It All and Done the Rest

Josephine Evans returns to Atlanta to spend time with her granddaughter Zora, recently undone by her peripheral role in a splashy murder case, and to check on her family house. Josephine is hoping to keep Zora's trust while steering her away from Zora's father's tragic bout with alcohol. After seeing the cracked-out wreckage of her stretch of Atlanta's West End, Josephine also embarks on a plan with four other women to fix up her vandalized house, a plan that includes the squatter she discovers there, Victor Causey.

Urban Circle Book Club: Casanegra

In this gritty, provocative mystery, Tennyson Hardwick lives on the fringes of the good life in Hollywood. But in the wake of his father's stroke, Tennyson has to save himself from taking a fall for murder. In the process he discovers his hidden talents--the hard way. We'll discuss how African-American crime fiction has been influenced by Dashiell Hammett and the hard-boiled detective genre.This event is part of The Big Read 2008.

Urban Circle Book Club: Coldest Winter Ever

A gritty coming-of-age novel from a popular rap star. Winter Santiaga is the pampered daughter of Brooklyn's largest drug dealer, but a move to Long Island unravels her charmed life. Her father is arrested, her mother is shot, her life falls apart, and Winter resorts to the skills she learned from her father to keep herself in the kind of life she believes she deserves.

Local author Antonio 'Tony' McGinnis wind-sprints us through his personal experiences, stopping only to explain or expound on topics that are rarely talked about when discussing the game of basketball.

Urban Circle Book Club: Reposition Yourself

This book offers reality-based plans for those seeking to make the years ahead even more productive. Jakes accepts the inevitability of change, teaching how to embrace and expect it rather than fear it. Mixing both sacred and secular insights, he shares a unique blend of practical and pragmatic steps coupled with the sage wisdom of Scripture for which he is noted.

Urban Circle Book Club: Sleeping with Strangers

After a brutal hit in Tampa on high-profile rapper Big Bad Wolf, contract killer Gideon jets to London for his next assignment. On the plane, paranoia brewing just beneath his poker face keeps him wary of two mysterious passengers who could be either harmless squares or hired guns out to avenge Big Bad Wolf's murder.

Urban Circle Book Club: Too Much of a Good Thing

In this sequel, Curtis and Tanya Black have divorced and moved on to new relationships. Curtis continues to struggle with the pull between his commitment to serve and his desire for wealth. Four years after he was ousted from Faith Missionary Baptist Church, his old members ask him to pastor their new church. He marries the perfect pastor's wife, Mariah Johnson, who has no knowledge of his previous misfortunes. Then slowly but surely, Curtis begins to revert to the behavior that got him in trouble.

Urban Circle Book Club: Do You Take This Woman?

Two childhood friends must weigh their love for each other against their love for the same woman. As the boundaries of love, trust, and friendship are stretched and tested, this story evolves into a deeply engaging tale.