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This is a No-Host Event - The idea is to share an interesting event with our savvy book club members who may enjoy getting together on their own and attending an occasional lecture about a fascinating subject. Author Talk: “When Women Ruled The World” Presented by Dr. Kara Cooney, renowned Egyptologist and Professor of Egyptology, UCLA In this lecture Dr. Cooney will look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. What can we learn from how these women ruled? This lecture is presented in support of Dr. Cooney's acclaimed and recently published book, When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt. Book-signing to follow lecture in John M. Lee Court. A limited number of copies of When Women Ruled the World are available for purchase in the gallery store. Sponsored by Lauralee Barton in partnership with the AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN EGYPT: OC Chapter. Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium PURCHASE TICKETS | General $12 TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail [masked] or call[masked]. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable. Event details Saturday, January 26,[masked]:30 pm - 3:30 pm Bowers Museum 2002 North Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States[masked] www.bowers.org
February Book: “Becoming ” by Michelle Obama Autobiography, 463 pages Host & Moderator: Sandy M. Location: TBD The former first lady’s wit and warmth shine through in an extraordinarily candid account of her life inside and outside the White House. Becoming is the autobiographical memoir of former United States First Lady Michelle Obama published in 2018. Described by the author as a deeply personal experience, the book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother. Wikipedia Originally published: November 13, 2018 Page count: 400 Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of the month.
March Book: “All Creatures Great and Small” by James Herriot Semi-Autobiographical, 448 pages Host & Moderator: Sandy S. Location: TBD Take an unforgettable journey through the English countryside and into the homes of its inhabitants-- four-legged and otherwise-- with the world's best-loved animal doctor. For over 25 years-- since All Creatures Great and Small was first published-- readers have delighted to the storytelling genius of James Herriot, the Yorkshire veterinarian whose fascinating vignettes brim with the wonder of life, animal and human. Whether struggling mightily to position a calf for birthing, or comforting a lonely old man whose beloved dog and only companion has died, Herriot's heartwarming and often hilarious stories of his first years as a country vet perfectly depict the wonderful relationship between man and animal-- and they intimately portray a man whose humor, compassion , and love of life are truly inspiring.
April Book: “The Silent Wife: A Novel” by A.S.A. Harrison Psychological Thriller, 384 pages Host & Moderator: Carolyn Location: TBD Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.