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BookWoman

    • October 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    Register

    Wednesday, October 13

    10:00–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Carol Klager

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

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    An intimate portrait of an unforgettable Filipino family. When Jason DeParle moved into the Manila slums with Tita Comodas and her family three decades ago, he never imagined his reporting on them would span three generations and turn into the defining chronicle of a new age—the age of global migration. It’s an intimate portrait of an unforgettable family as they endure years of sacrifice and separation, willing themselves out of shantytown poverty into a new global middle class.

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

    Register by: 10/11

    • November 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    Register

    Wednesday, November 10

    10:00–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Mary Healy

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

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires.

    Together with two thousand other refugees, they embark on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, they embrace exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning, and over the course of their lives, they will face trial after trial. But they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they will be exiles no more. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.

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

    Register by: 11/8


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