Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
February 14:The Island by Victoria Hislop
“On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother Sofia’s past on the Greek island of Crete before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, promising that through her she will learn the truth.” (Norton Pub)
March14:The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined “the problem that has no name,” that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since.
Evening Book Group
First Monday at 7 p.m.
February 6 (both January and February books will be discussed at this meeting):The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
When Charlotte purchases a vintage wedding dress that looks brand-new, she searches to answer the many questions it brings, including its mysterious history and the lives of the previous women who have worn it.
Unwillingly rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her small French town in World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie’s portrait.
Evening Non-Fiction Book Club
Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
February 22:The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Drawing on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers, an award-winning writer for The New Yorker discusses the five devastating mass extinctions on earth and predicts the coming of a sixth.