Hello GOG Sisters!
I am pleased to present our reading list for the first half of 2011. Many thanks to the members of our Reading List Committee for researching and suggesting these dynamic titles that will surely generate lively chapter discussions.
JANUARY 2011 - INTERNATIONAL
Beneath The Lion's Gaze
By Maaza Mengiste
Ethiopia's 1974 revolution tears a family apart in this striking debut. Drought, famine and mutiny in the military are stretching Emperor Haile Selassie's regime to the breaking point, and when it finally tears, Hailu, a skilled and respected doctor, must find a way to shepherd his extended family through the ensuing violence.
FEBRUARY 2011 - SOCIAL COMMENTARY
Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority
By Tom Burrell
Marketing communications pioneer and Advertising Hall of Fame honoree, Tom Burrell examines the roots of black stereotypes and their impact on our collective psyche.
MARCH 2011 - MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER
By Pamela Samuels Young
Attorney Waverly Sloan helps terminally ill patients but when his clients start dying sooner than expected he is drawn into a murder scheme with ties to Washington.
APRIL 2011 - HISTORICAL
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
By Isabel Wilkerson
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life.
MAY 2011 - SHORT STORIES
A Taste of Honey
By Jabari Asim
A Taste of Honey is a fantastic collection of stories revolving around the residents of the fictional Gateway City during the summer of 1967.
JUNE 2011 - NOVEL
By Daniel Black
In a small southern town, Emma Jean, the mother of six boys, gives birth to her seventh son and decides to raise him as the daughter she always wanted.
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