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S2S/B2B: Twelve Tribes of Hattie

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Ayana Mathis
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Twelve Tribes of Hattie

A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family.

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented.  Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave.  She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their later lives, to meet a world that will not love them, a world that will not be kind. Captured here in twelve luminous narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother’s monumental courage and the journey of a nation.

Beautiful and devastating, Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is wondrous from first to last—glorious, harrowing, unexpectedly uplifting, and blazing with life. An emotionally transfixing page-turner, a searing portrait of striving in the face of insurmountable adversity, an indelible encounter with the resilience of the human spirit and the driving force of the American dream, Mathis’s first novel heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. Read more about S2S/B2B: Twelve Tribes of Hattie

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S2S/B2B: Unforgiving

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781601626950
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Patricia Haley
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Unforgiving

Number-one Essence® bestselling author Patricia Haley brings back the beloved Mitchell family in this seventh compelling book in the award-winning family drama series based on King David and Solomon.

Sins from the past have left a lingering stench in the Mitchell family. Amidst a tumultuous rollercoaster ride through financial ruin, professional humiliation, personal failure, and marital discord, Joel, the youngest son who was once considered the most eligible bachelor, has finally come to terms with his shortcomings and self-centered decisions. Spurred by his estranged wife’s troubled pregnancy, he decides to honor their marriage. Joel reaches out to the most unlikely person, his stepmother and long-time nemesis, Madeline Mitchell, pleading with her to let him back into the family business.

Don, the eldest living son, has other plans and vehemently discounts Madeline’s recommendation, not ready to trust his half-brother Joel. Don has paid his dues, suffered years of rejection, and played second fiddle to his father’s second family long enough. Feeling robbed of her rightful place in the company, Tamara, the only remaining heir to the Mitchell fortune, gets wind of what she considers to be her mother’s and brother’s betrayal. She is outraged that they’re considering someone other than her for the CEO role. Refusing to lose out again to the whims of her family, Tamara writes off Madeline and Don as traitors, concocting her own way to get the upper hand.

Harmony seems impossible for the Mitchell clan, with each step toward truce and reconciliation resulting in two backward steps shrouded in conflict. Everyone is forced to set aside their issues and come together in order to save DMI, the Mitchell legacy, and the life of a disturbed family member. They must learn painfully that forgiveness is the only path to restoration, and those who choose another route are bound to face unavoidable consequences. Read more about S2S/B2B: Unforgiving

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S2S/B2B: Family Business 3

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Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781601626356
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Carl Weber
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Family Business 3:The Return of Vegas
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S2S/B2B: Relentless

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781601626783
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Patricia Haley & Gracie Hill
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Relentless

Attorney Maxwell Montgomery has amassed a long list of legal victories in the war he's waged against corruption and religious hypocrisy, single-handedly bringing down one of the most popular churches in Philadelphia. Estranged from his family and uninterested in committing to a serious relationship, Maxwell appears heartless and full of disdain. His resolve isn't fueled by strong spiritual convictions, however. It stems from adversity in his childhood.

#1 Essence bestselling author Patricia Haley teams up with Gracie Hill in this edgy new drama series based on the biblical Apostle Paul and his journey from sinner to saint. Together Patricia and Gracie tackle matters of faith, church drama, religious hypocrisy, bitterness, and love in Relentless (Redeemed Series- Book #1).

Maxwell's parents were devoted church members who followed their leader blindly into a get-rich-quick-scheme that went terribly wrong. His cushy, middle-class life was ripped from him when his father was convicted of fraud, lost his job, house, car, life savings, long-time position as church treasurer, and credibility in the neighborhood. Maxwell's mother was also convicted and served nearly a year in prison at a critical time in Maxwell's childhood. Tossed from their home, he barely escaped foster care as an abusive aunt agreed to keep him and his sister until their parents were released from prison. Seeds of bitterness were deeply planted as Maxwell watched the pastor walk away with no consequences and his reputation intact.

Maxwell has vowed to never again let his fate be dictated by anyone else—not his parents, not God, not his on again-off again relationship with Nicole, and definitely not the church. He is determined to be successful, powerful, and rich enough to never end up like his father, and never to need God or the church. No one is immune from his vengeful pursuit—or so he believes.

Success abounds. However, Maxwell isn't prepared for the surprise headed his way and the price he'll have to pay. Read more about S2S/B2B: Relentless

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S2SB2B: A Christmas Prayer

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781455526048
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Author: 
Kimberla Lawson Roby
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A Christmas Prayer

Alexis Fletcher hasn't had a merry Christmas in five years-not since her mother passed away. Every December she remembers the joy her mother brought to everyone during the holiday season and feels the pain of her absence, even more so now that she and her sister are barely speaking. More than anything, Alexis wishes her family could be whole again. However, with her wedding fast approaching, Alexis might just be ready to make some holiday memories with a new family of her own. Alexis's fiancé, Chase Dupont, is everything she ever dreamed of. He's kind, handsome, fully supportive of Alexis's career, and the CEO of a large company. But outside forces threaten to derail this happy couple from ever reaching the altar. As tensions rise, a dramatic event causes Alexis to question everything. Will fate give her what she needs to finally embrace the season that has brought her so much pain? Will Alexis get her wish for a happy holiday? Or will her Christmas prayer go unanswered? Read more about S2SB2B: A Christmas Prayer

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S2SB2B: What's Done in the Dark

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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ISBN: 
9781476714929
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ReShondat Tate Billingsley
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What's Done in the Dark

Felise is not the kind of woman to cheat on her husband—especially with her best friend’s man. But after one perfect storm of a night, it happened…and she can hardly believe it herself. To top it off, when she woke up in the morning, she found that the man to whom she guiltily made passionate love died of a heart attack overnight. Felise, who is a nurse and a good citizen at that, leaves the hotel room without reporting his death.

When her best friend, Paula, finds out about her husband’s sudden death a day later, Felise is overcome with guilt and grief. She must be there for her friend and her family, but when her husband repeatedly tries to apologize for his absentminded behavior and Paula starts investigating who Stephen was with the night he died, Felise finds it hard to hold herself together. Should she come clean and tell everyone what she did? Or should she just let it go and move past the mistake on her own? Read more about S2SB2B: What's Done in the Dark

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S2SB2B:Choir Director 2: Runaway Bride

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781455584307
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Carl Weber
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Choir Director 2: Runaway Bride

Carl Weber takes readers back to church in his latest drama-filled novel, the much-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller, The Choir Director.

It's been three years since Aaron Mackie succeeded in helping his friend and mentor, Bishop T.K. Wilson, dig his ministry out of financial ruin. Aaron is also responsible for re-energizing the almost defunct choir into something special. His success has drawn national attention, and he's on the verge of signing a huge recording contract. With his life in order, Aaron decides the time is right to propose to Tia Gregory, the church secretary who caught his eye and inspired him to shed his Tiger Woods-like tendencies to become a one-woman man. The stage is set for what might be the wedding of the year, but quickly becomes the disaster of the year when Aaron is left at the altar without explanation.

Now, during his own hour of need, Aaron turns to the bishop for help. Unfortunately, the line he asks T. K. to cross will force the bishop to choose between faith and friendship, or as he puts it, "between heaven and hell." As the investigation into Tia's disappearance continues, the two men are challenged in ways they never imagined. Read more about S2SB2B:Choir Director 2: Runaway Bride

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Local African American Author Expo

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Join Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother as we hear from local African American Authors as they tell us about their books. Each Author will be given time to tell they adventure on what they when through getting their book published. Copies of their books will be available for sale at this event.

So please come out and help support our local authors in their quest to get their books in the hands of wonderful readers. Read more about Local African American Author Expo

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S2SB2B: Never Say Never

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Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781451695779
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Victoria Christopher Murray
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Never Say Never

When Miriam’s fireman husband, Chauncey, dies while rescuing students from a school fire, Miriam feels like her life is over. How is she going to raise her three children all by herself? How will she survive without the love of her life? Luckily, Miriam’s sister-friend Emily and Emily’s husband, Jamal, are there to comfort her. Jamal and Chauncey grew up together and were best friends; Jamal and Emily know they will do all they can to support Miriam through her grief. Jamal steps in and helps Miriam with the funeral arrangements and with her children, plus he gives her hope that she has a future. But all the time that they spend together—grieving, sharing, and reminiscing—brings the two closer in ways they never planned. . . . Read more about S2SB2B: Never Say Never

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Lutishia Lovely & Zuri Day

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club with host an author event featuring bestselling author Lutishia Lovely along with her  alter-ego Zuri Day. This event will be at the Main Library on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 2:00pm in the auditorium.

Mrs. Lovely will talk about her book she has coming out “Perfect Affair” which goes on sale May 27, 2014, and Mrs. Day  who has a book “Bad Boy Seduction” on sale April 1, 2014. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and book signing. Book signing and lite reception will be held after book discussion.

Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchase on-line or at Main Library Business Office, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.) and Showers Center Library (Mon.- Fri.) Call 256-851-7492 for more information.

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