Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother Book Club

S2S/B2B: Casanegra

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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.

Sister 2 Sister: So You Call Yourself A Man

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

In signature Weber style, alternating first-person chapters follow the troubled, Catch-22 lives of best-of-friends trio James Robinson, Brent Williams and Sonny Harrison. Within the first five pages, James's marriage is in jeopardy when Michelle, an ex-flame, reappears with a love child that she claims is his. Gorgeous Brent is a devout Christian who marries a big woman with a big heart, but ends up in a fiery love affair with a respected church member -- one that calls more than his marriage into question.

S2S/B2B: God's Gift to Women

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Julian Payne gets into bed with millions of women every night. As an after-hours radio talk-show host, Julian captivates his female audience with his deep voice and sensitive spirit. Women can't get enough: They call in, begging for his advice about love, lust, commitment, and betrayal. Julian provides his listeners with the blunt male perspective, and he always has the right thing to say. But when it comes to his own romantic life, or lack thereof, he's at a loss for words.

Sister 2 Sister: What Goes Around

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Terry Winston is married to Jackie and has been raising his teenage twin daughters, Ariana and Alisa. When the girls' birth mother, Catherine, resurfaces with more selfish motives, the harmony of the whole Winston clan is shaken. Catherine has become a very wealthy woman acquiring international companies with blackmail and dirty tactics. However, Catherine is facing a health issue that all of her money cannot fix. She disrupts the girls' prom night to ask one of them to donate a kidney.

S2S/B2B: One in a Million

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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.

Sister 2 Sister: Friends: a Love Story

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Happily married actors Basset and Vance trade off chapters to tell their parallel autobiographies in this welcoming testament to love, faith and hard work. Their stories come together to tackle marriage, the trials of a two-career household and the addition of twins by way of a surrogate mother.

S2S/B2B: A Family Sin

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Karim Spencer, raised in the home of a bootlegger in a run-down neighborhood, has gone on to become a successful businessman with a tony home, a beautiful girlfriend, and a son. But memories of tragedy and betrayal have kept him entrenched in the past. Does Karim have what it takes to hold together the family that he so desperately loves?

Meet author Kimberla Lawson Roby (2007)

Meet the author Kimberla Lawson Roby
The HMCPL and its Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother Book Club are pleased to present the New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby!
Roby's novels deal with real-life issues in compelling, readable ways. No topic is too sensitive to speak of: domestic violence, church issues, discrimination, and infidelity have all come up in her writing. Her warmth comes through in her writing; her characters become as personal and familiar as friends to her readers. Read more »

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