An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 21, 2024
The Tuesday night book club invites you to join us for a new year of reading great books and enjoying
great conversation. We are open to all ages and genders and always welcome new members! Our first
meeting this fall will be on September 19 and we will be discussing Women Talking by Miriam Toews.
One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting.
For the past two years, each of these women, and more than a hundred other girls in
their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish
them for their sins. Now that the women have learned they were in fact drugged and
attacked by a group of men from their own community, they are determined to protect
themselves and their daughters from future harm.
While the men of the colony are off in the city, attempting to raise enough money
to bail out the rapists and bring them home, these women—all illiterate, without
any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the
language of the country they live in—have very little time to make a choice: Should they
stay in the only world they’ve ever known or should they dare to escape?
Based on real events and told through the “minutes” of the women’s all-female symposium, Toews’s masterful
novel uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide.
Check out our other picks for the rest of the year:
October: The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
November: Divide Me By Zero by Lara Vapnyar
December: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
January: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
February: Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
March: Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
April: The Wide Circumference of Love by Marita Golden
May: Yellowface by R. F. Kuang
Contact Corina Dulecki with questions or for more information.