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Table Talk Past Titles


Here are the books by African American authors that we’ve discussed in the Douglass Branch Library’s Table Talk Book Club.

2018

  • AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones
  • MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
  • TORN BIBLE by Sharon D. Green
  • THE BOOK IN ROOM 316 by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  • THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
  • BANKS SISTERS by Nikki Turner
  • WHAT TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE by Michael Eric Dyson
  • BECOMING by Michelle Obama

2017

  • I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU by Terry McMillan
  • THE NEW JIM CROW by M. Alexander
  • THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY by Heidi W. Durrow
  • CATCHING A STORY FISH by Janice N. Harrington
  • LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME by J. Loewen
  • QUEEN SUGAR by Natalie Baszile
  • SIN OF A WOMAN by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead

2016

  • SINFUL CALLING by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT by Damon Tweedy
  • MOM AND ME AND MOM by Maya Angelou
  • BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson
  • MURDER WITH FRIED CHICKEN AND WAFFLES by A.L. Herbert
  • EVERY DAY I FIGHT by Stuart Scott
  • GRAND OPENING: A FAMILY BUSINESS NOVEL by Carl Weber
  • YELLOW CROCUS by Laila Ibrahim

2015

  • CHOSEN by Patricia Haley
  • RUBY by Cynthia Bond
  • THE FAMILY BUSINESS 3 by Carl Weber
  • 72 HOUR HOLD by Bebe Moore Campbell
  • BROKEN by Patricia Haley
  • ACT LIKE A SUCCESS, THINK LIKE A SUCCESS by Steve Harvey
  • THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • ROSE GOLD by Walter Mosley

2014

  • DARKEST CHILD by Delores Phillips
  • FAMILY REUNION by Brenda Jackson
  • FAMILY BUSINESS 2 by Carl Weber
  • NW by Zadie Smith
  • THE PRODIGAL SON by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • THE PRISONER'S WIFE by Asha Bandele
  • WHO ASKED YOU? by Terry McMillan
  • SAVVY SISTAHS  by Brenda Jackson

2013

  • THE FAMILY BUSINESS by Carl Weber
  • DESTINY by Bonnie Hopkins
  • SECRET OBSESSION by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • PERFECT PEACE by Daniel Black 
  • A HOUSE DIVIDED by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • ANOINTED by Patricia Haley
  • SILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones
  • MAN IN 3B by Carl Weber

2012

  • WHEN THE THRILL IS GONE by Walter Mosley
  • COLOR ME BUTTERFLY by L.Y. Marlow
  • HOW TO GET YOUR OWN WAY  by Tyrese Gibson
  • SAG  HARBOR by Colson Whitehead
  • PEACE FROM BROKEN PIECES by Iyanla Vanzant
  • THE REVEREND'S WIFE by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • UGLY WAYS by Tina McElroy Ansa
  • ADA'S RULES by Alice Randall
  • DECEIT AND DEVOTION by RM Johnson

2011

  • UP TO NO GOOD by Carl Weber
  • SINGLE HUSBANDS by HoneyB
  • TAKE YOUR PLEASURE WHERE YOU FIND IT by J.D. Mason
  • SISTERS & HUSBANDS by Connie Briscoe
  • BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR  by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • LOVE, HONOR, AND BETRAY by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • THE SOMEDAY LIST by Stacy Hawkins Adams
  • MONEY CAN'T BUY LOVE by Connie Briscoe
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING WIFE by Pamela D. Rice

2010

  • THE SHACK by William P. Young
  • GOTTA KEEP ON TRYIN' byVirginia DeBerry
  • THE BOND by S. Davis, G. Jenkins, & R. Hunt
  • LIFE IS SHORT BUT WIDE By J. California Cooper
  • NOW AND THEN, AGAIN By Bonnie Hopkins
  • THE BEST OF EVERYTHING By Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • RED HATS By Damon Wayans
  • THE HELP By Kathryn Stockett
  • WHAT MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME By Donna Hill

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Meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Douglass Branch Library, during the fall and spring.

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