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Women’s Courageous Quest for Equality and Justice Book Discussion Series with Ileen Gottesfeld in the Village Center

Wednesday, September 21

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wednesdays, September 21, October 19th, November 16th at 10:00 am. In these unforgettable novels, we meet women whose unusual and defiant lives act as role models in the eventual journey for women’s rights.

Wednesday, September 21st: The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore – 1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Threatened by Elizabeth’s intellect, independence, and outspokenness, her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her and makes a plan to put her back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum. Put it on Hold or Download the ebook

Wednesday, October 19th: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray – A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives. Put it on Hold or Download the ebook

Wednesday, November 16th: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – A rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it – the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation. Put it on Hold or Download the ebook

Copies will be available 3 weeks before each meeting on the Book Group Shelf.

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