“We Band Of Angels” The Untold Story Of The American Women Trapped February 4 2014 6:30pm In Bataan

In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was as a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and dinners under the stars. December 8 all of that changed, as Japanese bombs began raining down on American bases in Luzon,and this paradise became a fiery hell. Caught in the raging battle, the nurse set up fied hospitals in the jungles of Bataan and the tunnels of Corregidor, where they tended to the most devastating injuries of war and suffered the terror  of shells and shrapnel.

But the worst was yet to come, after Bataan and Corregidor fell, the nurses were herded in internment camps where they would endure three years of fear, brutality and starvation. Once liberated, they returned to an America at first celebrated them, but later refused to honor their leaders with the medals clearly deserved. Here in letters, diaries,and riveting firsthand accounts, is the story of what really happened during those dark days. woven together in a deeply affecting saga of women at war.

Hello TTT Ladie,

Please show your support on February 4, 2014 at 6:30pm, at the restaurant “Panera Bread” in Augusta, Ga

We will be discussing “We Band Of Angels” The Untold Story Of American Women Trapped On Bataan, the author is Elizabeth M. Norman

Renatta will be our facilitator.

“SULA” by TONI MORRISON

Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel. Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio.  Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal or does it end?? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.

 

Hello TTT Ladies,

Please join us on 19 November 2013 at 6:30pm  823 Telfair Street

Augusta, Ga 30901 at the Augusta Richmond County Public Library

Inez will facilitate the discussion on then novel  “Sula” by Toni Morrison

 

“Who Asked You” by Terry McMillan 22 Oct 2013 6:30pm

With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy and a Day late and a Dollar Short among them- Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now in her eight novel, Mcmillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now -at least as lived in a racially divided diverse Los Angeles neighborhood.

Kaleidoscopic, fast paced,and filled with inimitable humor, “Who Asked You?” opens as Trinetta leaves her two sons with her mother, Betty Jean,and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband,and her own postponed dreams- all while holding down a job delivering room service at a hotel. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can’t be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part,and full of surprises.

“Who Asked You” casts a intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgement even when others don’t agree. McMillan’s signature voice and unforgettable characters bring universal issues to brilliant, vivid life.

Hello TTT Ladies., “Can  we talk’?

I will be facilitating Terry McMillan’s new novel ” Who Asked You?” on 22 October 2013 6:30pm at the Augusta Richmond County Public Library 823 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901

I thank you for your support and commitment to Talk The Talk Ladies Book Club

“The Lost Daughter” a memoir by Mary Williams 24 September 2013

A daughter of the Black Panther movement tells her remarkable life story of being raised by amid violence and near-poverty, adopted as a teenager by Jane Fonda, and finding her way back home.

As she grew up in 1970s Oakland, California, role models for Mary Williams were few and far between: her father was often in prison, her older sister was a teenage prostitute and her hot-tempered struggled to raise five children alone. When Mary was thirteen, a silver lining appeared in her life: she was invited to a summer camp at Laurel Springs Children”s Camp, run by Jane Fonda and her then husband, Tom Hayden. Mary flourished at camp,and over the course of several summers,she began confiding in Fonda about her difficulties at home. During one school year, Mary suffered a nightmare assault crime, which she kept secret until she told a camp counselor and Fonda. After providing care and therapy for Mary, Fonda invited her to come and live with her family.

Practically overnight, Mary left the streets of Oakland for star-studded climes of Santa Monica. Jane Fonda was the parent Mary never had-outside the limelight and Hollywood parties, Fonda was a wonderful mom who helped with homework, listened to adolescent fears, celebrated achievements, and offered inspiration and encouragement t every turn.

Mary’s life since has been one of adventure and opportunity from hiking the Appalachian Trail solo, working with the Lost Boys of Sudan, and living in the frozen reaches of Antarctica. Her most courageous trip, though involved returning to Oakland and reconnecting with her biological mother and family, many of whom she hadn’t seen since the day she left home. “The Lost Daughter” is a chronicle of her journey back in time, an exploration of fractured family bonds,and a moving epic of self-discovery.

Hello TTT Ladies,

Please show your support on September 24, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Augusta Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair Street, Augusta, Ga 30901.

We will discuss “The Lost Daughter” a memoir by Mary Williams

Tonya will be our facilitator.

 

“Spell” by Janell 27 August 2013

How far would you go for the one you love? Donna Goodman never wanted to be a preacher’s wife. Nevertheless, falling in love with Pastor Walter Goodman was unexpected, thrusting her into a lifestyle that she feared most. Unwilling to accept the role of a perfect wife, Donna left Walter and his congregation behind. Enter Tracy.  Beautiful yet damaged, Tracy Broussard wants only one thing to be loved.  Instant chemistry between Tracy and the separated Walter leads her to believe that her dreams are finally coming true. Quickly she imagines herself as the new first lady and makes plans to be the next new girlfriend, Tracy decides to take matters in her own hands. Armed with a book of spells and a vial of his blood, Tracy promised to use everything on earth and below it to change Walter’s heart. Read or not, once the powers of darkness are channeled, Donna will have to either face death or risk the loss of Walter’s soul to spiritual wickedness in high places.

 

Hello TTT Ladies the author of “Spell” Janell will join us on in a “Skype” discussion with her new book on

27 Augusta 2013 6:30pm at the Augusta Richmond County Public Library 823 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901

“CHASITY RULES” NAKIA R. LAUSHAUL

Chasity: “And the dress wouldn’t be so tight if you would have stay out of my closet”

Pia: ” Ok.  Whatever. so tell me what happened at  Madame Edna’s today?”

“Co-dependent”- meet the bully”  this is what I thought of the diabolical relationship between Pia and Chasity.

I look at Chasity a young lady that represents so many women that have arrived to full acceptance in their life.

I look at Pia, a young lady that represents so many women that don’t even come close to fulfilling their potential.

I knew that Chasity was going to be the front-runner, Nakia made that very clear “Chasity Rules” I was just curious to know how she was going execute this strategy often known as “life”

Pia is “dead on arrival”

Chasity has it all. Pia – D.O.A.

Isn’t is ironic how Pia benefited from being a bully to Chasity?

Isn’t it ironic how Chasity benefited being bullied by Pia?

Let’s be real ladies, many of us were “bullied” by a “Pia” into a “Chasity”

“Pia” is a chameleon, she will  “show up” in your family, children, job, church, marriage, relationship ect.

We are all birthed with a “Chasity” in our spirit that gives us a “choice” to choose.

I don’t know about you, but it took me a couple of “Pia’s” before I  evolved into a “Chasity”.

Now I “Rule”

CHASITY RULES by Nakia R. Laushaul

From award-winning author Nakia R. Laushaul comes an exciting new novella Chasity Rules

When it comes to love Chasity Hall has rules.

Rule Number One: Never fall in love

Rule number two always fall rule number one

Rule number three: Never let a man fall in love with you.

After years of experiencing dead-end relationships, go getter Chasity Hall has sworn off love for good. However a happenstance visit up to the forty-eight floor where she works sends Chasity head over heels in love again, and this time it is with a dazzling corner office suite with a killer view. The only problem for the purpose-driven fashionista is that Chasity single status is not working in her favor and she believes that an equally ambitious beau will give her the professionalism image of success she desperately deserves. Upon the advise of Pia, her love addicted best-friend, she hires an intuitive matchmaker who challenges Chasity to search inside her heart to finally discover her one true real love.

 

Hello TTT Ladies,

I invite you to read this novella “Chasity Rules. It is funny loving and charming. I love it

I have read it and found it to be extremely surreal, there are much more issues that are at stake than love and romance. Toxic friendships, co-dependency, low self-esteem, narcissism. Family secretes, denial. This is met with truth, accountability and responsibility.  The courage not only to face the truth but endure it

Chasity and Pia have an interesting friendship. Their relationship is based on each of them having a false sense of identity of who they really are. There is no true level of respect, but they are intertwined with each other for all of the wrong reasons which breeds and feeds into” familiarity” They have history.

Nakia is giving us the “rose and thorn”

TTT Ladies lets talk

 

 

 

 

“Same Kind Of Different As Me” by Ron Hall & Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent

Hello TTT Ladies,

Meet Denver, a man raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana in the 1960’s; a who escaped, hopping a train to wander, homeless, for eighteen years in the streets of Dallas, Texas. No longer a slave, Denver’s life was still hopeless until God moved.

First came a godly woman who prayed, listened, and obeyed. And then came her husband, Ron an international arts dealer at home in a world of Armani suited millionaires. And they all came together.

But slavery takes many forms. Deborah discovers that she has cancer. In the face if possible death, she charges her husband to rescue Denver.  Who will be saved, and who will be lost? What is the future for these unlikely three? What is God doing?

“Same Kind Of Different As Me” is the emotional tale of their story: a telling of pain and laughter, doubt and tears, dug out between the bandages of this earth and the free possibility of heaven. No reader or listener will ever forget it.

 

Please show your support on 23 July 2013 at 6:30pm. Inez will facilitate this novel.

We will meet at the Augusta Richmond County Public Library 823 Telfair St Augusta, Ga 30901

 

 

“The Truth As I See It, In Poetry & Prose” by Nakia R. Laushaul

No Limit by Nakia R Laushaul

“I can love you up close I can love you from the street.

I can love you from the car.

I can love you from a distance.

I can love you from no matter where you are.

It’s still the same love”

Nakia R. Laushaull poetically gathers myths and misconceptions about life that threatens to hold the heart captive onto her first bound collection, ” The Truth As I See It, In Poetry & Prose.  She expresses her views of “The Truth about Me and You, Love, God and Life in powerful poems that make the truth look painfully simple and prose that tenderly draws you into the world as she sees it. “The Truth As I Se It, In Poetry And Prose beautifully fused together and creates light after tackling difficult and often times taboo topics. Out of pain and anger comes healing, Out of despair and disappointment comes hope. Out of darkness of lies shines the truth.

Hello TTT Ladies,

Please show on 25 June 2013 at 6:30pm at the Augusta Richmond County Public Library 823 Telfair St Augusta Ga 30901

We extend a warm welcome to Nakia, she will join us in a “skype” poetry recital.

“The Truth As I See It, In Poetry and Prose”.

Please choose a poem that resonates with your spirit from her book of poems and give us an oral narrative and rendition

Nakia R. Laushaul is the author of “Running from Solace” she was here in February 2013, IYBC was the host of that event.

If you were there it was an experience ” that was nothing short of surreal.

TTT Ladies I thank you for your support and commitment, I look forward to sharing an evening of conversation and poetry.

 

 

 

“Inside Rain” Monique S. Mensah May 21, 2013

Rain grapples with memories of a horrific past that leaves her far from unscathed. After witnessing her mother’s gruesome murder as a child she is now left piecing together the fragments pf her shattered psyche as an adult. Quickly she is drowning in years of frustration and confusion with no promise of relief sinister visions and undying spirits haunt Rain relentlessly driving her deeper into darkness and lunacy, Rain’s grandmother, GIGI tries her best to help Rain face the truth, urging her to confront her past, but the past is to painful–it’s easier to hide. As Rain struggles desperately to define herself, she’s forced to brave her live-in siblings: a violent and narcissistic brother Danny who resents her weakness and Carmen her promiscuous and hostile sister, who wishes Rain would disappear. In her fragile mental state, Rain is ill-equipped to handle the chaos of their ruptured lives. When Rain, Carmen and Danny submerged in to horrors of prostitution, drug-addiction, domestic violence, and murder, Rain is left alone to face her internal demons and find her identity with no one to answer to, but herself.

 

Hello TTT  Ladies,

Please show your support on 21 May 2013 6:30pm D’stinguished5( Tonya) will host a “skype” session with the author

of “Inside Rain” Monique S. Mensah.

We will meet at the Augusta Richmond County Public library, 823 Telfair St. Augusta, Ga 30901

I thank you in advance for your support and commitment to the “Talk The Talk Ladies Book Club”