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Sister 2 Sister: Friends: a Love Story

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Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Angela Bassett
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Friends : a Love Story

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. Read more about Sister 2 Sister: Friends: a Love Story

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Sister 2 Sister: What Goes Around

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Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Author: 
Parry Brown
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What Goes Around

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. Read more about Sister 2 Sister: What Goes Around

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Sister 2 Sister: So You Call Yourself A Man

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Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Carl Weber
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So You Call Yourself A Man

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. And after getting a Dear John letter from his wife, who unexpectedly takes off with their children, Sonny reconnects with an ex-, but wife Jessica's reasons for leaving, when they come out, may put all of his relationships in doubt. Read more about Sister 2 Sister: So You Call Yourself A Man

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Sister 2 Sister: Playthings

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Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Faith Graham
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Playthings

It starts with a game--a no-holds-barred game of seduction that young journalism professor Faith Graham can't resist. As she investigates the murder of a young black girl, Faith discovers guilty secrets within her threesome, and the truth will change everything she's come to trust about love, sex, and herself. Read more about Sister 2 Sister: Playthings

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Sister 2 Sister: Holy Ghost Corner

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Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Michele Andrea Bowen
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Holy Ghost Corner

Savvy forty-something businesswoman Theresa Hopson just can't figure it out. Through hard work, spectacular Sunday hats, and "Saved Hoochie Mama" underwear, she's made her Miss Thang's Holy Ghost Corner and Church Women's Boutique one of the hottest new stores in Durham, North Carolina. She's stayed strong in her Walk (thanks to the Fayetteville Gospel United Church and tell-you-'bout-your-business church elder Miss Queen-Esther). And she lives by the high standards she's convinced she needs to succeed. Yet Theresa can't find the kind of strong and centered mighty man of God she'd want to marry. Watching Durham's most eccentric resident, Baby Doll Henderson-famous for her eye-catching false teeth and jelly sandals and knee socks-land a loving husband makes Theresa wonder why she's still single. It never occurs to her that maybe she needs to lose the sorry lot of men she has found... Read more about Sister 2 Sister: Holy Ghost Corner

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Sister 2 Sister: Gift Books and Holiday Selections

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Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Gift Books and Holiday Selections
We will be discussing Gift Book Suggestions/Holiday Reads-December there will be no book club meeting!!

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Sister 2 Sister: Don't Play in the Sun

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Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Marita Golden
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Don't Play in the Sun

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. Read more about Sister 2 Sister: Don't Play in the Sun

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Sister 2 Sister: Never Go Home Again

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Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Author: 
Shannon Holmes
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Never Go Home Again

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. But in the midst of his horrific imprisonment he discovers new strength to keep himself together and survive. Corey meets a few kind souls who mean him well, including a teacher who encourages him to get out of prison and make something of himself. The teacher also advises Corey to "never go home again." Read more about Sister 2 Sister: Never Go Home Again

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Sister 2 Sister: Fortunate Son

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Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Author: 
Walter Mosley
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Fortunate Son

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. In a powerful story of modern-day resilience and redemption, Tommy and Eric forge their separate ways in the world, each confronting his own challenges. Read more about Sister 2 Sister: Fortunate Son

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

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Saturday, July 22, 2006 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Tyler Perry
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Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings

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. The result is a surprisingly fresh compilation of homespun advice which Madea says the reader should take "at your own risk" on love, sex, getting ahead in life and (strangely) the thousand-plus uses of Vaseline. Read more about Sister 2 Sister: Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings

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