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Blog Category: Book Sketches

Posted by BHanley on Mon, Sep 21
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir is a powerful book by the two women (Patrisse Khan-Cullers and Asha Bandele) who created the Black Lives Matter hashtag that inspired the movement. BLM is more than just a hashtag. This memoir follows Patrisse Khan-Cullors, not from the moment the hashtag burst on the public consciousness, but from her childhood growing up black to her discovery of her queer identity, personal relationships, and how she got to where she is...
Posted by BHanley on Thu, Sep 17
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, September 14. There were 5 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles.  Becoming Duchess Goldblatt: A Memoir by Anonymous The Celestial Hunter by Robert Calasso A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich The Two Lives of Louis & Louise by Julie Cohen
Posted by BHanley on Fri, Sep 11
More Myself: A Journey by Alicia Keys (with Michelle Burford)  is part-memoir, part-autobiography, and part-documentary of the life of Alicia Keys. You mostly know her from The Voice and from her extensive musical catalog, which includes songs like "Fallin'," "If I Ain't Got You," "Empire State of Mind" (with Jay-Z), and "Girl on Fire." Alicia takes you on a journey of herself from her childhood to entering college early, assembling her first music album, becoming a celebrity...
Posted by SEgan on Fri, Jul 24
Twin sisters Stella and Desiree Vignes may be identical, growing up together in a small, southern black community that prides themselves on their light skin, but when they decide to run away at age sixteen in search of greater lives, their paths quickly drift apart. And when Stella leaves Desiree to begin a totally new life, everything for both twins changes. Ten years later, Desiree lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape and Stella secretly passes for...
Posted by SEgan on Wed, Jul 15
Told from the alternating perspectives of the three Butler sisters, Althea, Viola, and Lillian, The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls is a family drama that shows what happens when past trauma meets new family turmoil. Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, has always been strong willed and in charge of their family as well as a respected member of their local community. But when Althea and her husband Proctor are arrested, the family is quickly disgraced and...
Posted by BHanley on Wed, Jul 01
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, June 29. There were 10 titles recommended by readers. Go to the catalog or visit eZone to find a copy of available titles.  American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth Darktown by Thomas Mullen I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown Madame Fourcade's Secret War by Lynne Olson Miss...
Posted by JGranatino on Mon, Jun 29
From the author of My Best Friend's Exorcism comes a new supernatural horror-thriller that centers around a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend.  Patricia Campbell's book club isn't your normal book club. Instead of classic literature they binge on true-crime and suspenseful fiction, debating the fine points of FBI's siege of Waco and whether or not Ann Rule should have known her...
Posted by BHanley on Tue, Jun 16
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, June 15. There were 8 titles recommended by readers. Visit eZone to find a copy of available titles.  Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition by Peter Carl Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami Drawing Home by Jamie Brenner Home Before Dark by Riley Sager If It Bleeds by Stephen King The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead ...
Posted by BHanley on Mon, Jun 01
Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion was held on Monday, June 1. There were 8 titles recommended by readers. Visit eZone to find a copy of available titles.  American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins An American Marriage by Tayari Jones The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy Daisy Jones & the Six by...
Posted by JGranatino on Wed, May 27
Mickey is a patrol cop in a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis. Her usual run-ins consist of drug dealers and sex workers. Also on the streets she patrols is her younger sister, Kacey, whose addiction to drugs tore the sisters apart years ago. They no longer speak but keep tabs on each other as their paths repeatedly cross. But when Kacey goes missing, at the same time a dangerous serial killer is on the loose, Mickey can’t help but get involved and becomes obsessed with...

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