A Woman's Place: 1910-1975 by Ruth Adam

For our first book, we will be reading A Woman's Place:[masked] by Ruth Adam.  From the Persephone website: "This is, we believe, the most readable overview of twentieth century women’s lives yet written, covering everything Persephone readers might want to know about the suffragettes, early ‘type-writers’, contraception or work in wartime; and it complements our other books by exploring factually what they, indirectly, explore in fiction."

There are quite a few new and used copies available on Amazon. They seem to have gotten a little cheaper since the last time I checked.  There are also some non-Persephone copies available that I assume are the same thing and even less expensive.

*UPDATE*:  There are also 2 copies available from the Chicago Public Library!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, I was really looking forward to discussing this really great, accessible book with you all tonight, but I am having some complications from the appendectomy I had last week and cannot leave my bed, let alone my house. I am so sorry!!!

    April 18, 2013

    • Jessica

      No worries, Lindsey! Feel better soon!

      April 18, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Aw, I'm so disappointed - I won't be able to make it after all. I have a work thing I just can't get out of. I don't think I'll be able to get to Evanston in time. I'm definitely planning on being at the next one though!

    April 17, 2013

    • Jessica

      Bummer, Stephanie. We will miss you! I'll keep you updated on the next book.

      April 18, 2013

  • Jessica

    Almost finished with the book! I'm very much looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it. Does anyone know how long it will take to get down there? I will be coming in from the Belmont stop.

    April 13, 2013

    • Stephanie

      If you take the purple line, it should be pretty fast. I worked in that part of Evanston years ago, and it used to only take about 15 minutes or so from Belmont.

      April 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would have said 20 min, but it's been a long time since I took the el. I'm unsure how far Mozart's is from the train.

      April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my phone's upstairs so I should check my calendar but I don't think I have anything, so am planning to attend

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    HI,
    I inadvertently ordered 2 copies of "The Expendable Man" I'll mail it or meet you somewhere if yo want the copy.

    April 3, 2013

    • Jessica

      That's really nice of you! Why don't you just bring it to the next meeting so you don't have to go to any extra trouble.

      April 4, 2013

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