One thing to know about our club
We are the Books By Women Group (BBW) at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. In 1991, women in leadership positions at the church felt there was a need to support women authors. Since then, the BBW has met once a month from September to June.
Attendance at our meetings
We've had a steady flow of new members; older members appreciate the fresh viewpoints. Attendance ranges from 12 to 30.
"Paris Without End: A True Story of Hemingway and His First Wife" by Gioia Diliberto. We enjoyed the author's extensive research, which included listening to recordings of Hadley's life with Ernest and interviewing Jack Hemingway, their son. She also studied thousands of letters that Hadley wrote to Ernest and visited places where the couple lived in Paris and Oak Park. We were lucky to have Diliberto attend a meeting.
Other books we enjoyed
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See, "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks, "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay, "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel, "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout, "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery and "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan.
"The Lady in Gold" by Anne-Marie O'Connor and "Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948" by Madeleine Albright. To learn more about our group, visit fourthchurch.org/women.
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