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Mama’s Child: A Novel By Joan Steinau Lester

I've been on a kick lately when it comes to my book selections about racism. Being an 80's baby, I was born into the generation that followed the Civil Rights Movement so I've listened to my parents and grandparents tell me a ton of stories over the years. Books that pull me back to that era have always been my … [Read more...]

Mama’s Child: A Novel By Joan Steinau Lester

I've been on a kick lately when it comes to my book selections about racism. Being an 80's baby, I was born into the generation that followed the Civil Rights Movement so I've listened to my parents and grandparents tell me a ton of stories over the years. Books that pull me back to that era have always been my favorite. I … [Read more...]

NEW BOOK ALERT: ‘Inferno’ By Dan Brown

I went out to dinner last week with a couple of my fellow 5 P!NK Ave ladies and in the middle of dinner I checked my email and started clapping. You should have seen the look on Toya Chanel's face when I said all of my excitement was because my pre-order of Dan Brown's Inferno was available. Dan Brown is most popular for … [Read more...]

New York Times Best Sellers – May 12, 2013

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE HIT, by David Baldacci CLAIM ME, by J. Kenner FLY AWAY, by Kristin Hannah DAMAGED, by H. M. Ward WHISKEY BEACH, by Nora Roberts COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS, by David Sedaris LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell PROOF … [Read more...]

See Now Then: A Novel by Jamaica Kincaid

Award winning author Jamaica Kincaid is back with See Now Then, her first novel in 10 years. The novel centers around what appears to be a perfect marriage. In fact, the couple is Mr. and Mrs. Sweet. Living in a small New England town with two children, on the outside they seem to have it all. That is until the marriage … [Read more...]

NEW BOOK ALERT: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half of a Yellow Son, presents us with her new novel, Americanah, a story of what it's like to be African in America. In it, we meet Ifemelu, a young Nigerian woman who moves to the US after completing college. She attends grad school and becomes well-known for her blog. Of course, her … [Read more...]

NEW BOOK ALERT: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half of a Yellow Son, presents us with her new novel, Americanah, a story of what it's like to be African in America. In it, we meet Ifemelu, a young Nigerian woman who moves to the US after completing college. She attends grad school and becomes well-known for her blog. Of course, her … [Read more...]

New York Times Best Sellers – April 21, 2013

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION 1.WALKING DISASTER, by Jamie McGuire 2.FEVER, by Maya Banks 3.STARTING NOW, by Debbie Macomber 4.SIX YEARS, by Harlan Coben 5.THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION 1.LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell 2.PROOF OF HEAVEN, by Eben … [Read more...]

New York Times Best Sellers – April 14, 2013

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION 1.LOVER AT LAST, by J. R. Ward 2.THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer 3.SIX YEARS, by Harlan Coben 4.THE WANDERER, by Robyn Carr 5.TWICE TEMPTED, by Jeaniene Frost COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION 1.LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell 2.PROOF OF HEAVEN, by Eben … [Read more...]

Calling Me Home By Julie Kibler

Julie Kibler makes her writing debut with a story the jumps from forbidden love in 1930, to an unusual modern-day friendship. The novel tells the love story of a black man and a white woman in 1930's Kentucky. I'm all for a good love story! Especially one that has the element of doing something that is forbidden. I LOVE … [Read more...]