Books by Women | CLL Monthly Book Club
Books by Women
Second Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
September through June
Bumpus Activity Room in the Gratz Center
Books by Women has met faithfully for more than twenty years to discuss classic and contemporary works by women authors. All women are invited to join in the conversations whenever their schedules allow.
2019 Book Discussion Schedule
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
So Big by Edna Ferber
An unforgettable story of an indomitable woman maintaining dignity in times of challenge, So Big offers unflinching views of poverty, sexism and a drive to succeed, featuring a mother and son living in South Holland, Illinois.
Pulitzer Prize; 252 pages
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Clementine: The Life of
Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell
Learn about a remarkable woman who was devoted and diligent to her husband Winston, distant to her children except her youngest, and a friend to Eleanor Roosevelt, with whom she had much in common.
Nonfiction; 358 pages
Tuesday, December 12, 2019
The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan
Residents of the little village of Chilbury in Southern England experience the beginning of WWII. Told through letters and diaries written by the women, this book describes intrigue, loves, and occasional bomb attacks in a way that is reminiscent of The Guernsey Potato Peel Society.
Fiction; 380 pages
Books by Women Reading List
A reading list of books read by Books by Women from December 1991 through the present is available here.
For more information about Books by Women, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).
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CLL Monthly Book Club
One Tuesday a month
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Open to all 60 and older, whether CLL members or not
The Center for Life and Learning Monthly Book Club is an invitiation for those who are sixty and older to join in conversation with one another about books. This member-run group enjoys books selected by members who wish to lead the discussion. Grab a great read, and bring a friend!
The current schedule and book list is available here.
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