Tuesday, June 21, 2011


tayari jones

Writers LIVE at the Library

Copies of the authors' books will be on sale at book signings following the programs

Tayari Jones
reads from her new novel, Silver Sparrow

silver sparrow ISet in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's two families—the public one and the secret one. When the two teenage daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered.

Tayari Jones is the author of two award-winning novels, Leaving Atlanta and The Untelling. She holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University and the University of Iowa. She is on the MFA faculty at Rutgers.


Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

  • Central Library, Poe Room
  • Monday, June 27, 2011 (6:30 PM)
  • Suggested Audience: Adults, Seniors

connie briscoe

Connie Briscoe
reads from her new novel, Money Can't Buy Love

Lmoney can't buy love IIenora Stone, a 38-year-old photographer for a Baltimore magazine, wins the jackpot in the Maryland lottery. She quits her job and buys a new BMW and a million dollar mansion. Her boyfriend Gerald is ready to put a ring on her finger, and the city's most exclusive women's group is dying for her to join. But Lenora's old friends are concerned about her sudden changes. As her life starts to come together, the things Lenora holds dear begin to fall apart.

Connie Briscoe stormed onto the literary scene in 1994 with her debut novel, Sisters & Lovers. Since then, she has written a succession of bestselling novels including Sisters & Husbands, P.G. County, A Long Way From Home and Can't Get Enough. She has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award and was featured in the book, Jewels: 50 Phenomenal Black Women Over 50.


Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

  • Central Library, Poe Room
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2011 (6:30 PM)
  • Suggested Audience: Adults