Women’s Group Book Series 2019-2020 Schedule
The Book Series is an opportunity to gather and discuss recently read books. A new book has been chosen for each month. Please contact Staff Liaison, Sharyn Esposito, if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 516.472.2960).
Third Fridays monthly at 3:30 PM - Normally in the Art Gallery, with occasional dates in the Veatch Ballroom - All Welcome
September – Martha Chimienti
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
On the eve of the 2016 presidential election Willa a freelance journalist and her husband, a PhD college professor discover that the house they’ve moved into has a nonexistent foundation.
October – Leona Handelman
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
An English nurse comes to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for months, and soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life.
November – Maria Ceraulo
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
December – Renee Silver
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
January – Katherine Miller
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
February – Mary Lou Kluger
Milkman by Anna Burns
Centered on the Irish Troubles, this novel is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is a story of inaction with enormous consequences
March – Patti Paris
The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
After finding an abandoned suitcase filled with photographs, Grace Healey soon learns the case belonged to the leader of a network of female secret agents deployed during World War II.
April – Diane Mansell
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
The Levin Family undergoes dramatic events with a son in Vietnam, a daughter in protests and dark secrets hiding beneath the surface.
May – Jo Rymer and Ruth Barrie
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
A 90-year-old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940’s New York theater scene.
June – Patti Paris
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, the book is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation o the natural world