What we're about

This is a book club for women over 50 to meet, eat and/or have a glass of wine and discuss the month's reading suggestion. There is a new book chosen by the hostess each month. The books range in genre from light and easy reading to current best sellers.

We keep politics at a minimum and ask that you only want to enjoy a couple of hours of social time centered around a common read, and make new friends.

We are 1 year old Sept 2019. We have a growing base of women. There are about 10 of us that have been consistent members since the beginning and we have become friends. Generally, we have about 15 ladies attend each month.

The books we have read are varied and always interesting. We are a book club that actually discusses the book and combines social time.

Please join our little group. I look forward to meeting you.

Note from Susan: Thank you to all the Wise and Wonderful women who make this club so much fun. I look forward to it and seeing each of you every month.

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Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

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How much can a family forgive? A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the bond between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness. Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, two rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne—sets the stage for the explosive events to come. Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Francis and Lena’s daughter, Kate, and Brian and Anne’s son, Peter. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story, while tested by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace. The link is below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83525182673?pwd=YldvNkxIWUpJbDJjUUFaM0lEazZQZz09 If you don't use the link the password and meeting # are: Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Review and Book Image from Goodreads.com

The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick

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The Girls with No Names pulls readers into the gilded age of New York City in the 1910s, when suffragettes marched in the street, unions fought for better work conditions—and girls were confined to the House of Mercy for daring to break the rules. Not far from Luella and Effie Tildon’s large family mansion in Inwood looms the House of Mercy, a work house for wayward girls. The sisters grow up under its shadow with the understanding that even as wealthy young women, their freedoms come with limits. But when the sisters accidentally discover a shocking secret about their father, Luella, the brazen older sister, becomes emboldened to do as she pleases. But her rebellion comes with consequences, and one morning Luella is mysteriously gone. Effie suspects her father has made good on his threat to send Luella to the House of Mercy and hatches a plan to get herself committed to save her sister. But she made a miscalculation, and with no one to believe her story, Effie’s escape from the House of Mercy seems impossible—unless she can trust an enigmatic girl named Mable. As their fates entwine, Mable and Effie must rely on each other and their tenuous friendship to survive. The Home for Unwanted Girls meets The Dollhouse in this atmospheric, heartwarming story that explores not only the historical House of Mercy, but the lives—and secrets—of the girls who stayed there. Image and review from Goodreads.com

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BOOK CHANGE: LUST FOR LIFE BY IRVING STONE

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