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

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 7:30am to 8:30am
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Author: 
Pearl Cleage
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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. Read more about Urban Circle Book Club: Seen It All and Done the Rest

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Urban Circle Book Club: The First Lady

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 7:30am to 8:30am
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Author: 
Carl Weber
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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. Read more about Urban Circle Book Club: The First Lady

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Urban Circle Book Club: Casanegra

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:30am to 8:30am
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Author: 
Blair Underwood
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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. Read more about Urban Circle Book Club: Casanegra

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Urban Circle Book Club: Coldest Winter Ever

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 7:30am to 8:30am
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Sister Souljah
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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. Read more about Urban Circle Book Club: Coldest Winter Ever

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Urban Circle Book Club: The Game is Deep

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 6:30am to 7:30am
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Antonio McGinnis
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The Game is Deep

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. Read more about Urban Circle Book Club: The Game is Deep

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Urban Circle Book Club: Reposition Yourself

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 6:30am to 7:30am
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Author: 
T. D. Jakes
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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. Read more about Urban Circle Book Club: Reposition Yourself

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Urban Circle Book Club: Sleeping with Strangers

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 6:30am to 7:30am
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Author: 
Eric Jerome Dickey
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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. Read more about Urban Circle Book Club: Sleeping with Strangers

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Urban Circle Book Club: Too Much of a Good Thing

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 6:30am to 7:30am
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Author: 
Kimberla Lawson Roby
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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. Read more about Urban Circle Book Club: Too Much of a Good Thing

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Urban Circle Book Club: Do You Take This Woman?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Author: 
RM Johnson
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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. Read more about Urban Circle Book Club: Do You Take This Woman?

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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 about Meet author Kimberla Lawson Roby (2007)

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