Book Club Meetings

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: 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: 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.

Urban Circle Book Club Anniversary Party

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 7:30am - 8:30am

It's our 2nd anniversary! We'll cover all the books we read this year. Did you love them? Hate them? Have any suggestions for next year? Bring books you love; we'll talk about them, draw for door prizes, and make plans for 2009. It's our 2nd anniversary! We'll cover all the books we read this year. Did you love them? Hate them? Have any suggestions for next year? Bring book you love; we'll talk about them, draw for door prizes, and make plans for 2009.

Urban Circle Book Club: The First Lady

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 7:30am - 8:30am

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

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 7:30am - 8:30am

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: Pleasure

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 7:30am - 8:30am

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: Do You Take This Woman?

Location: Oscar Mason Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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.

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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