Book Groups

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, 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 10, 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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