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  Sometimes, tragic circumstances can propel a person to great personal goals and Genise Shelton clearly is an example in her book Married to Fitness. The journey to living a healthy lifestyle did not come from her own struggle with obesity but rather a generational cycle of health issues within her family that could be easily…

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Mom&Me&Mom by Maya Angelou Angelou is known for her candid depictions of her most personal thoughts and experiences. In her latest autobiographical work, she addresses her relationship with her mother. This book examines how influential the mother-daughter dynamic is, because it shapes what kind of women we become. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Chimamanda Ngozi…

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Men we Reaped by Jesmyn Ward Ward writes about losing five men in her life from 2000 to 2004, including her younger brother. All five were claimed by violence in a small town in Mississippi. But Ward’s memoir does more than just recount her own grief; she views the five deaths as a microcosm for…

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National bestselling author, ReShonda Tate Billingsley has written over 26 books, and stopping is nowhere in her near future.  Billingsley’s most recent novel “A Family Affair”, due out July 30, 2013 is yet another brilliant piece from this gifted author. Olivia Dawson has seen her mother struggle throughout her entire life.  She was constantly working…

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Eric Jerome Dickey has been in the game a long time.  He’s written over 16 novels and has been featured on numerous best-sellers lists. With Dickey’s persona and gifted writing capabilities, his fan club is forever increasing. As usual, Dickey does not disappoint with this book. This is definitely a conversation piece for E.J.D. lovers!…

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Ayana Mathis’ debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, is indeed a jewel.  Having a fan such as Oprah to show fascination and delight with the advanced copy she received speaks volumes.  Consider yourself a big deal if you make the “Oprah’s 2.0 book club selection”, and that’s exactly what this gifted writing genius has…

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ReShonda Tate Billingsley, National Bestselling and NAACP Image Award-Winning author of ‘Say Amen, Again’ has created yet another masterpiece.  Along with her numerous faith-based novels, Billingsley is also the author of the ‘Good Girlz’ teen series.  Her latest adventure is watching her ‘Let the Church Say Amen’ novel come to life in a movie directed…

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John Grisham is a gifted and talented author who has made the New York’s Times Bestsellers list on numerous occasions with his infectious creativity.  After graduating from law school, Grisham practiced law for nearly a decade.  His inspiration to write his first novel, “A Time To Kill” was from overhearing a case in the courtroom…

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Why you should read The Deal, The Dance, and The Devil, by Victoria Christopher Murray” Victoria C. Murray is a native of Queens, N.Y., and a true writing genius. Murray has won six African American Literary Awards for best Christian fiction, best novel, and Author of the Year-Female. Murray has also received her second NAACP…

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Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman are New York Times bestselling authors who received their first publishing deals while still freshmen in college. JaQuavis is a former drug dealer and his wife, Ashley, has always been by his side. A decade later, the duo is taking the world of street literature by storm. Here, we’ve outlined three…

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Reclaiming Diva: Life Lessons from the Original Dream Girl by Sheryl Lee Ralph Famed actress Sheryl Lee Ralph just published her first book recounting her life as an actress in Hollywood, her rise to stardom, becoming an activist, and what makes a true DIVA. Reading this book is like having a conversation with Ms. Ralph as she provides the reader with…

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