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Tuesday, November 15 2016

Around The Way Girl
by Taraji P. Henson

From Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Taraji P. Henson, comes an inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth.

With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here too she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift.

Around the Way Girl is also a classic actor’s memoir in which Taraji reflects on the world-class instruction she received at Howard University and the pitfalls that come with being a black actress. With laugh-out-loud humor and candor, she shares the challenges and disappointments of the actor’s journey and shows us that behind the red carpet moments, she is ever authentic. She is at heart just a girl in pursuit of her dreams.

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Wednesday, November 02 2016

Naughtier Than Nice
by Eric Jerome Dickey

In Naughtier Than Nice, New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey revisits the scene of his sexy holiday romp Naughty or Nice, featuring the McBroom sisters, whose romantic adventures make for a white (hot) Christmas.
 
The lives of Frankie, Tommie, and Livvy McBroom haven't turned out quite as planned. 
 
Frankie has a pair of stalkers, and she calls upon Driver, an ex-con, to bail her out of a potentially life-threatening situation. But that is a secret she has kept from her sisters. 
 
Tommie and her long-time love Blue are now engaged, but due to something her more-mature fiancé has done, the wedding is indefinitely on hold, and Tommie has found herself captivated by to a younger man. But that is a secret she has kept from her sisters.
 
Livvy is unable to overcome the psychological barrier caused by her husband Tony’s affair in Naughty or Nice. Their rare relations are by her rules and under certain conditions--it has to be a ménage à trois. But that is a secret she has kept from her sisters.
 
Though as close as any sisters could be, none wants the other two to know the dark secrets she is hiding. And during this season, all of the McBroom sisters are Naughtier than Nice.

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Tuesday, November 01 2016

When The Sun Goes Down
by Gwynne Forster

When stingy self-made millionaire and widower Leon Farrell dies, he leaves behind a legacy of family dysfunction - - and a missing will. It’s soon clear that his three grown children, Edgar, Gunther, and Shirley, don’t handle loss well - - the possible loss of a fortune, that is. And when Edgar hires a private investigator to track down the will, it’s just the beginning of a search that will lead the siblings to re-visit their childhoods, uncover buried secrets, and ultimately learn for themselves what it means to be a family…

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Tuesday, November 01 2016

See Me
by Nicholas Sparks

See me just as I see you . . .

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he's determined to walk a straight line. To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life. Reminding himself daily of his hard-earned lessons, the last thing he is looking for is a serious relationship.

Maria Sanchez, the hardworking daughter of Mexican immigrants, is the picture of conventional success. With a degree from Duke Law School and a job at a prestigious firm in Wilmington, she is a dark-haired beauty with a seemingly flawless professional track record. And yet Maria has a traumatic history of her own, one that compelled her to return to her hometown and left her questioning so much of what she once believed.

A chance encounter on a rain-swept road will alter the course of both Colin and Maria's lives, challenging deeply held assumptions about each other and ultimately, themselves. As love unexpectedly takes hold between them, they dare to envision what a future together could possibly look like . . . until menacing reminders of events in Maria's past begin to surface.

Rich in emotion and fueled with suspense, SEE ME reminds us that love is sometimes forged in the crises that threaten to shatter us . . . and that those who see us for who we truly are may not always be the ones easiest to recognize.

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