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Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center, Inc.
****July 5, 2019 UPDATE ON BOOK AVAILABILITY**** Due to the holiday, the book shipment was delayed. The books will be available by Monday. If you like, Sisters Uptown Bookstore will order the book for you with free shipping or you can pick up the book from the store after Monday. Call the store directly for more details:[masked]. Thank you for your patience! ~Sharnise ******************************************************************* Greetings Mocha Girls! Our July 2019 book of the month is "Black Girls Must Die Exhausted" by Jayne Allen. Remember, if you don't finish the book, you are still welcome, so come anyway! Please purchase the book from our host, Sisters Uptown Bookstore (the only black-owned bookstore in Manhattan), where you will receive a 10% discount. You must identify yourself as a member of Mocha Girls Read. Call the store at[masked] if you need your book shipped. It is also recommended that you come to the meeting prepared to purchase the following month's book selection from Sisters Uptown Bookstore. R.S.V.P. Etiquette: Ladies, please make sure to RSVP to an event or book club meeting ONLY if you are going. Do not RSVP if you are thinking about going or would like to go! ONLY IF YOU ARE GOING! We know life happens and things might come up, so please update your RSVP as soon as you can. We are making plans based off of the number of RSVPs. Thanks in advance. Synopsis I guess that on some days, and maybe for some, every day, people other than me could be found walking into their workplace pretending to be someone they’re not… …Today was my first time feeling so acutely aware of that disconnect.“ Thirty-three-year-old Tabitha Walker thought she was living her “best life” completely under control. She had Marc, her sexy, smooth and successful “paper-perfect” Porsche-driving boyfriend; a coveted position as a local news reporter; and weaving it all together, a standing hair appointment with a reliable stylist. But it’s funny how life can interrupt even the best planning. Tabitha’s fortunes take a turn when she learns that the family she always hoped for could slip away — and not just because Marc has been slow to propose. When her otherwise enviable body starts to fail in a surprising way, Tabitha must embark on a journey, supported by colorful family and friends, to reclaim her own quirky version of “black girl magic” before the unexpected takes more from her than just her dreams of becoming a wife and mother. About the Author Jayne Allen is a black girl from Detroit who smiles widely, laughs loudly and loves to tell stories that stick to your bones. Her debut novel, “Black Girls Must Die Exhausted,” which Kirkus Reviews called “both timely and enjoyable,” touches upon contemporary women’s issues such as workplace womanhood, race, fertility, modern relationships and mental health awareness, echoing her desire to bring both multiculturalism and multidimensionality to contemporary women’s fiction with dynamic female protagonists who also happen to be black. When she’s not writing “chocolate chick lit with a conscience,” she’s spending time with her girlfriends, keeping one ear open for her next saucy tale. Author's Links Website: www.jayneallen.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/JayneAllenWrites Twitter: www.twitter.com/JayneAllenSaid Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/[masked].Jayne_Allen Instagram: www.instagram.com/jayneallenwrites
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Greetings, Mocha Girls! Please save the date for Hachette Book Group's 8th Annual Book Club Brunch. Last year's brunch admission was priced at $55 and it included all panels, lite lunch, and a tote bag with selected free books. All tickets will be available on Eventbrite. I will update this meetup when those details are available. So far, Sally Fields, author of "In Pieces" is a featured guest.