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As of September 2021, we are only meeting out with covid vaccinated members until this crisis is over: Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination. We will only meet in a room that is separated from the general public.

Hi.

I am Susan, the organizer of Wise and Wonderful Book club for women over 50. We get requests for men to join, so I am giving this a try. If you are a lover of books, over 50 and want to join a fun book club for some social time, then this is it.

We will meet from 6-8, order food/and or a cocktail and discuss the month's book.

Each month there will be a new host/hostess and they get to choose the book and public location that has an area that allows discussion.

All that I require is respect for each other and good fellowship. This is not a dating club and everyone, single or married is invited.

I look forward to diverse discussions, book choices and opinions from both men and women.

So let's give this a try. We will meet the 2nd Thursday of each month.

In October 2021 we celebrate our 2 year anniversary!

Fun!

Susan

Upcoming events (3)

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (We will celebrate our 2 year anniversary!)

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction, weathering the wild ride of manic depression and lounging around various mental institutions. It's an incredible tale—from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.

Photo and book description from goodreads.com

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Albert G's Bar-B-Q

The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....

Photo and description from goodreads.com

"Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens

Albert G's Bar-B-Q

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her.

But Kya is not what they say. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life's lessons from the land, learning the real ways of the world from the dishonest signals of fireflies. But while she has the skills to live in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world—until the unthinkable happens.

In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a profound coming of age story and haunting mystery. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens’s debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the child within us, while also subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

The story asks how isolation influences the behavior of a young woman, who like all of us, has the genetic propensity to belong to a group. The clues to the mystery are brushed into the lush habitat and natural histories of its wild creatures.
Book review and image from Goodreads.com

Note: We will not meet in December. Everyone have a wonderful holiday however you celebrate it (or not)!

We read and reviewed this book in the Ladies book club. It is a wonderful book and a favorite of ours. We had heard it was being made into a movie and was a Reese Witherspoon pic. Here is a link to that information: https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/reese-witherspoon-s-where-the-crawdads-sing-movie-adaptation-has-started-filming/ar-BB17BBu1

Enjoy!

Past events (24)

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

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