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
- Feb. 25: Cancelled due to bad weather
- Mar. 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!
- Apr. 22: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (Fiction). An alienated Pakistani tells his life story to an American stranger in Mohsin Hamid’s mesmerizing second novel. Changez is at the top of his class at Princeton and is snapped up by the elite “valuation” firm of Underwood Samson. He thrives on the energy of New York and his infatuation with elegant, beautiful Erica. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his budding relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past.
- May 20: The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers (Non-fiction)
- June 26: God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet (Non-fiction)
- July 22: 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.