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If you are a woman with many years of life experience, love to read best selling fiction, memoirs, books about social consciousness and women’s issues this is the group for you. Bring your wisdom, open mindedness, curiosity and friendliness to our monthly book discussions. We can rotate meetings in members homes or find a convenient public space to share our ideas and insights about exciting new reads. Oh and maybe have a little nosh while we are at it. We encourage inclusivity.

Upcoming events (5+)

CHANCES ARE by Richard Russo

Canoga Park

Bring munchies to share OR just bring your thoughtful opinions and ideas. Our book is "Chances Are" by Richard Russo, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls. Amazon describes it as " a riveting story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship." It is available in Hard Cover, Paperback, Ebook, (e.g. Kindle, Nook), Audio CD or Audio Download ( e.g. Audible.com). and the Los Angeles library. "One beautiful September day, three men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today--Lincoln's a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, and Mickey a musician beyond his rockin' age. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971: the disappearance of the woman each of them loved--Jacy Rockafellow. Now, more than forty years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery. Shot through with Russo's trademark comedy and humanity, Chances Are . . . also introduces a new level of suspense and menace that will quicken the reader's heartbeat throughout this absorbing saga of how friendship's bonds are every bit as constricting and rewarding as those of family or any other community."

"Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love" by Dani Shapiro

Enjoying some munchies we bring and share, and your thoughtful ideas and opinions, we'll be discussing this best selling memoir. Below are some quotes from reviews that laud this book: "Profound... The true drama of Inheritance is not Shapiro’s discovery of her father’s identity but the meaning she makes of it...Shapiro’s account is beautifully written and deeply moving — it brought me to tears more than once." —Ruth Franklin, The New York Times Book Review "Inheritance reads like an emotional detective story...Shapiro is skilled at spinning her personal explorations into narrative gold... Life has handed her rich material. But her books work not just because the situations she writes about are inherently dramatic and relatable. Her prose is clear and often lovely, and her searching questions are unfailingly intelligent... The relevance of Shapiro's latest memoir extends beyond her own personal experience. Inheritance broaches issues about the moral ramifications of genealogical surprises." —NPR "Poignant...Origin stories are among the most powerful that exist because they shape people’s identities and anchor them—to a culture, a place and other people. When stories about the past change, Ms. Shapiro argues, so does the future...In losing the genetic connection to the man who raised her, Ms. Shapiro gained new insight into their enduring bond." —The Wall Street Journal "A profound and exquisitely rendered exploration of identity and the true meaning of family." —People

To be announced after each meeting based on members' suggestions.

Bring munchies to share OR just bring your thoughtful opinions and ideas.

To be announced after each meeting based on members' suggestions.

Bring munchies to share OR just bring your thoughtful opinions and ideas.

Past events (6)

THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE by Lisa See

Canoga Park

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