Women's Book Club- September 2019
On September 24, we will continue learning about Muslims in a historical study of the Mughal Empire through the eyes of a woman. The book is “Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan” by Ruby Lal.
October 22- “Izzy's Fire: Finding Humanity in the Holocaust” by Nancy Wright Beasley, which focuses mainly on the Ipson family's life in hiding in a Lithuanian farmer's potato field. The book depicts how 13 members of five Jewish families survived the Holocaust through their own ingenuity and the generosity of a poor Catholic farm family. All 13 Jews ended up living in a 9'x12'x4' underground hole as World War II raged around them. Some lived underground for about seven months before being liberated by the Russian Army.
Dec 3 (date change to avoid Thanksgiving week)- “Educated” by Tara Westover. Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it.
Women meet to visit and then discuss our book of the month, usually in member’s homes. Please contact Pastor Kate for more info and locations.