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Kimberla Lawson Roby

Sister Friends Forever

Kimberla Lawson Roby is a New York Times bestselling author and a speaker. She has published twenty-nine books which have sold more than three million copies. She is the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work–Fiction, and in 2020, she was named by USA Today as one of the 100 Black Novelists You Should Read. She resides in Illinois with her husband. 

Sister Friends Forever is an emotional novel that follows four lifelong friends—Serena (single), Michelle (engaged), Kenya (married), and Lynette (divorced)—as each faces a crisis in family, love, and forgiveness, finding that they need their friendship more than ever.  

October 22, 11:30am - 12:30pm, Saturday

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Kimberla Lawson Roby + Claudia Gray

Sister Friends Forever is an emotional novel that follows four lifelong friends—Serena (single), Michelle (engaged), Kenya (married), and Lynette (divorced)—as each faces a crisis in family, love, and forgiveness, finding that they need their friendship more than ever.

In The Murder of Mr. Wickham, a summer house party turns into a thrilling whodunit when Jane Austen’s Mr. Wickham meets a sudden and suspicious end. Nearly everyone at the party is a suspect, so it falls to the party’s two youngest guests to solve the mystery in this tantalizing fusion of Jane Austen and Agatha Christie.

Ron Robinson Theater, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.