Book Club Meetings

Urban Circle Book Club - Cruisin' on Desperation

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 7:30am - 8:30am

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: Sleeping with Strangers

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 6:30am - 7:30am

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 - This Fire Down In My Soul

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 7:30am - 8:30am

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: Reposition Yourself

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 6:30am - 7:30am

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 - Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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: The Game is Deep

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 6:30am - 7:30am

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 - What Doesn't Kill You

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 7:30am - 8:30am

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: Coldest Winter Ever

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 7:30am - 8:30am

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.

Urban Circle Book Club - The Best of Everything

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 6:30am - 7:30am

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: Casanegra

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:30am - 8:30am

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.

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