Women & Wine - 1st Thursday

What they're reading


Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
November 2016

The Girl Before by Rena Olsen
October 2016

The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
September 2016


The Girl Before
By Rena Olsen

In this powerful psychological suspense debut, when a woman’s life is shattered, she is faced with a devastating question: What if everything she thought was normal and good and true . . . wasn’t?

Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing.

In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara’s fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents. We see her now, sequestered in an institution, questioned by men and women who call her a different name—Diana—and who accuse her husband of unspeakable crimes. As recollections of her past collide with new revelations, Clara must question everything she thought she knew, to come to terms with the truth of her history and to summon the strength to navigate her future.

October 2016


Past Book Club Books



The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
August 2016

What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan
July 2016

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philip Sendker
June 2016

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
May 2016

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
April 2016

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
March 2016

The Lake House by Kate Morton
February 2016

No Book Selected Due to Holidays
January 2016

The Heist by Jeff Diamont
December 2015

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
November 2015

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
October 2015

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
September 2015

Dollbaby by Laura McNeal
August 2015

Disclaimer by Renee Knight
July 2015

Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor (ARC copy)
June 2015

Miss Hazel & the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell
May 2015

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
April 2015

The Beautiful American by Jeanne Mackin
March 2015

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
February 2015

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
January 2015

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The Secret Place by Tana French
December 2014

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
November 2014
 

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
October 2014

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
September 2014

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
August 2014

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
July 2014

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
June 2014

The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris
May 2014

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
April 2014

Gypsy Boy by Mikey Walsh
March 2014

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
February 2014

The Last Runaway by Tracey Chevalier
January 2014

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The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
December 2013

Crossing on the Paris by Dana Gynther
November 2013

2016 Meetings

Thursday, October 6th @ 6pm

Thursday, November 3rd @ 6pm

Thursday, December 1st @ 6pm

January - TBA *Holiday Gathering!*