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    • April 14, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Wednesday, April 14

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Lynn Andreini

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

    In the spring of 1884 Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs. Little did Grant or Twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly alter not only both their lives but the course of American literature. Over the next fifteen months, as the two men became close friends and intimate collaborators, Grant raced against the spread of cancer to compose a triumphant account of his life and times — while Twain struggled to complete and publish his greatest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

    In this deeply moving and meticulously researched book, veteran writer Mark Perry reconstructs the heady months when Grant and Twain inspired and cajoled each other to create two quintessentially American masterpieces.

     –goodreads.com

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 4/13

    • May 12, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM or Anjali Pavilion (weather permitting)
    Register

    Wednesday, May 12

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: TBA

    This class is online (ZOOM) and in-person. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

    At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

    The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

    Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives, they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested. –goodreads.com

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 5/10

    • June 09, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    Register

    Wednesday, June 9

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: TBA

    This class is in-person. Social distancing & wearing face mask are required.

    In 1986, the Los Angeles Public Library had one of the most disastrous fires. For more than seven hours it burned and by the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. More than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? And, what is the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives? –goodreads.com

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 6/7

    • July 14, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion or Gardens
    Register

    Wednesday, July 14

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: TBA

    This class is in-person. Social distancing & wearing face mask are required.

    Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author, Isabel Wilkerson, gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. –goodreads.com

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 7/12

    • August 11, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion or Gardens
    Register

    Wednesday, August 11

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: TBA

    This class is in-person. Social distancing & wearing face mask are required.

    The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. –goodreads.com

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 8/9


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