Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother Book Club

Sister 2 Sister: Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Madea helpfully suggests, "If you don't understand something I'm saying here and you're not black, you will have to ask somebody who is. Madea, Southern-speak for "mother dear," is the fierce alter ego of Tyler Perry, who has paraded the marijuana-smoking, pistol-packing, trash-talking matron through a series of hit gospel plays and films. Although primarily a comic figure based on unapologetically crude behavior coming from a harmless-looking old lady, Madea is envisioned by Perry as a throwback to a time when strong matriarchs ruled the community.

Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother: Sinful

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Chandelle's love of material possessions is destroying her marriage. Now with Chandelle's scheming cousin Deidre in town, money is the least of their problems. Fortunately, the Lord works in mysterious ways, and a series of unexpected events may bless everyone with a second chance.

S2S/B2B: Dying for Revenge

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

While on vacation in Antigua, assassin Gideon is under the mistaken belief that an old beef with a client, known as Detroit, is over and done with. That's when he discovers teams of hired assassins are after him, seeking to punish him for bad business and, worse, for threatening Detroit's children.

Sister 2 Sister: Fortunate Son

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tommy's nickname is Lucky, but no one would think this crippled boy was blessed. Cursed with health problems and drawn into trouble more often than not, Tommy is the recipient of pity rather than admiration. He is nothing like his stepbrother, Eric. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune - he is charming, a star athlete, and a magnet for anyone in his sphere. Yet in spite of these differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as two humans can be. After tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys split.

S2S/B2B: This Fire Down In My Soul

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Faye uses sessions from three of her three counseling clients to make the ultimate decision in her failing marriage. Housewife Tess has spent the past 23 years catering to her to two grown sons and her husband Jesse. After learning about her husband's affair, Tess must decide if and when she will learn to live for herself. Real estate agent Elise is dying for someone to love her and fools herself into thinking married Jay can fill that void in her life.

S2S/B2B: Seen It All and Done the Rest

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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.

Sister 2 Sister: Never Go Home Again

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The story of Corey Dixon, a young man whose father tries as best he can to steer him away from the lure of the streets. And yet, like so many others in Corey's neighborhood, he finds the temptations of the lucrative drug trade too great to resist. While he makes fast money for a while, it is inevitable that it is he who has to pay, with his time and maybe even his life: by the age of sixteen Corey is locked up. Incarcerated in Riker's Island and then in prisons upstate, Corey lives through experiences that threaten to destroy his body, his mind, and eventually his spirit.

The books of Eric Jerome Dickey

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

It's all about Eric! We'll talk about any and all books by Eric Jerome Dickey. Got a favorite? Bring it, and we'll talk about it. Not familiar? Come find out what's great about this contemporary African-American author.

S2S/B2B: Up To No Good

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Black family has a few issues to work out. The father, James, is finally ready to put his player days behind him and settle down, but his lover is the same age as his daughter, Jamie. Meanwhile, James's son Darnel catches his fiance in bed with his best friend, Omar, and he finds himself in jail after exacting a brutal vengeance. This is only the beginning of the soap opera, as the family fights to stick together through a series of unbelievable twists and turns, both in the streets and between the sheets.

Sister 2 Sister: Don't Play in the Sun

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Peppering her narrative with "Postcards from the Color Complex," reminiscences of some of the author's most powerful experiences, Golden takes us inside her world, and inside her heart, to show what a half-century of intraracial and interracial personal politics looks like.

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