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This is a second opportunity for literary gems to join us for a discussion of what happens when Native Americans from all walks of life come together to work out their feelings of culture, belonging, and reasoning out the hardships their people have endured. This fictional story published June 2018, goes through all that is woven into what makes a person and their history (This excerpt is adapted from: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36692478-there-there?from_search=true). Please bring a wine glass, a snack to share, and a donation of a few dollars towards our meetup.com fees. See you soon!
Limited to 15 people. Sign ups close on February 2nd. Must sign up by noon on February 3rd. Join us for Brunch at John's of Willow Glen (http://www.johnsxlntfoods.com/) and then a tour of Suñol House museum in San Jose by the Doscent guides who will share the historic significance of this local adobe that was built by Native American Roberto Balermino c1836. In 1847, Antonio Suñol built the brick Suñol House adjoining the adobe. Suñol owned San José’s first store; he was the alcalde (mayor), sindico (city attorney), sub-prefect (assistant governor), and the first postmaster of San José. The non-profit California Pioneers of Santa Clara County acquired this property to create a free museum for the benefit of the public. It is located at 770 Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen, San José, California. The adobe is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is no charge to visit this historic site. For more information and directions, visit the California Pioneers of Santa Clara Valley website: californiapioneers.com
Don't forget to bring your wine glass and a snack to share. We will provide the wine for discussion of this is a biography in which each chapter reads like a short story. This true story published on February 2018, takes us through the life of a young woman who grew up with her survivalist family in Idaho. Eventually she leaves behind her stockpiling for the end of the world, to go to school. At 17 she introduces herself to society, deals with her longing for connection and the ties that are severed. (This excerpt is adapted from: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35133922-educated?ac=1&from_search=true). Feel free to listen to the book on audio or read the book in any form you prefer. Come on by for fun and interesting conversation.
Attend this community event with our Women's Book Group of Literary gems! Now that we have read and discussed the book There, There by Tommy Orange, have the opportunity to purchase a copy and get it autographed, hear the author with an opportunity for Q & A. Please register ASAP through the web site: https://www.scu.edu/events/#!view/event/date/[masked]/event_id/83273 before they fill up. Then RSVP here. I will be there at 3pm to save my place in line, the doors will open at 3:30 pm. Thank you Nicole for letting us know about this incredible opportunity. Smiles, Michelle