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Women’s Book Club

The Women’s Book Club is meeting on Saturday, May 6 from 10-11:30 am. We welcome all interested women. We will be discussing Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier, a historical novel that follows the story of two extraordinary 19th century fossil hunters who changed the scientific world forever. Contact the office for more information.

Women’s Book Club

Join us on Saturday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. for food, fellowship and a discussion of two short books by Julie Otsuka: The Buddha in the Attic and When the Emperor Was Divine. Please call the office for more information.

Women’s Book Club

Join us on Saturday, February 18 at 10 am for food and discussion of The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. Please call the office for more information.

Women’s Book Club

BlocksWe invite all interested women to join us in the discussion of Agave Revealed by Anna LaForge on Saturday, January 14 at 10 a.m.  The author will be attending. Join us for fellowship and an interesting discussion!  Please call the office for more information.

Women’s Book Club

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The next book club meeting is this Saturday, December 3. In addition to our book discussion, we will be putting together bag lunches for the homeless at this meeting. Items needed are: juice boxes, fruit cups or fruit, protein (Vienna sausage, sardines, tuna, beef jerky), cookies or similar dessert, and bottled water.  Contact the office for more information.

Women’s Book Club

BlocksThe Women’s Book Club will meet Saturday, September 24 at 10 am at Edie Brook’s house.  The book is Meet Me in Marmö: The First Inspector Anita Sundström Mystery by Torquil MacLeod.

Women’s Book Club

winter solsticejpgJoin us on Saturday, August 6 at 10 a.m. at to enjoy food and fellowship and to discuss “Winter Solstice” by Rosamunde Pilcher.

Amazon.com Review:  Rosamunde Pilcher’s novel, despite its chilly setting, will warm the hearts of her growing army of loyal fans. Winter Solstice has all the familiar trademarks of a Pilcher saga, spun in her inimitable, homey, beguiling style. The story is told, chapter by chapter, from the perspectives of an eclectic array of characters. Former actress Elfrida–not very good by her own admission–leaves London for a geriatric bolthole in the country where she meets retired schoolmaster and organist, Oscar. Meanwhile, Carrie (Elfrida’s second cousin), returns to London from Austria where she had a brilliant career in the tourist industry, only to find her niece, 14-year-old Lucy, sadly neglected by her selfish mother and equally spoiled grandmother. Finally, handsome Sam is recalled from New York by his company chairman to revive an ailing Scottish textile mill.

As one character after another must learn to live with their losses, they find themselves collectively spirited northwards, from Sussex to Scotland, by way of Cornwall. And, as events unfurl, slowly, surely, but inevitably, those in need find solace in unexpected places. While her characterizations are generally carefully crafted and entirely rounded, Pilcher’s greatest strengths lie in her natural, easy narratives of everyday life and her thoroughly researched and captivating descriptions of scenery and surroundings.

Women’s Book Club

A Man Called Ove 2When:  Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Join us to share fellowship, food and discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

About A Man Called Ove:
“You will laugh, you will cry, as his heartbreaking story unfolds through the diverse cast of characters that enter his life, all uninvited. You will never look at the grumpy people who come into your life in quite the same way. A very memorable read.”

Best Books of 2015 San Diego Union Tribune

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Women’s Book Club

When:  April 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us to share fellowship, food and discussion of The Birth House by Ami McKay!51LbqMZPfpL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_

An arresting portrait of the struggles that women faced for control of their own bodies, The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare—the first daughter in five generations of Rares.

As apprentice to the outspoken Acadian midwife Miss Babineau, Dora learns to assist the women of an isolated Nova Scotian village through infertility, difficult labors, breech births, unwanted pregnancies, and unfulfilling sex lives. During the turbulent World War I era, uncertainty and upheaval accompany the arrival of a brash new medical doctor and his promises of progress and fast, painless childbirth. In a clash between tradition and science, Dora finds herself fighting to protect the rights of women as well as the wisdom that has been put into her care.

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Women’s Book Club

The women’s book club will meet at Elizabeth Morgan’s home: ​4719 Mi Cordelia Dr. NW.

Book – The Storied Life of A.J. FikryAJ Firky by Gabrielle Zevin
A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over–and see everything anew.