Since one of WTB’s goals is to educate ourselves, getting involved in the WTB Book Club is a great way to do that. Many of the books focus on social issues or the impact of faith in our world today. You’ll learn a lot from the perspectives of women of many faiths and traditions. Plus, it’s just a great way to get to know others involved in WTB.
You don’t have to come to the Book Club every month, but come when you can. Call Jennifer Roberts Crittenden at 315-633-2817 and let her know you’re interested. Jennifer will give you the location of the current meeting. The Book Club generally meets on the evening of the 4th Monday of the month, but sometimes the days/times vary during winter. You’ll read the book beforehand and then discuss it at an informal evening gathering at one woman’s home.
Looking for a good book to read? For a variety of excellent choices, check our list of books discussed in past years by our Book Club here.
2019 Book List and Meeting Dates
- Jan. 28: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
The perils of day-to-day existence in late-20th-century Colombia—a time of drug lords, guerrillas, kidnappings, and car bombs—are glimpsed through the eyes of a child and her family’s teenage maid, whose relationship exposes two facets of the class divide. Chula Santiago and her family’s maid, Petrona, slowly build a friendship fraught with both types of surprises. Told with suspense and mystical lyricism in the vein of Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende.
- Feb. 25: The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narawan (Non-fiction)
Narayan weaves a magical spell of India, cows, traditions and change into a single tale. India itself contains layer upon layer of myth and legend, rich fodder for any writer to pick through and the author takes full advantage of her source material while drawing characters very much of the present day. A beautiful story, beautifully told!
- Mar. 25: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Hamid Mohsin (Fiction)
- Apr. 22: The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers (Non-fiction)
- May 20: God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet (Non-fiction)
- June 26: Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam by Willow Wilson (Non-fiction)
For information about meeting location, contact Jennifer Roberts Crittenden, 315-633-2817.