Women & Wine - 2nd Thursday

What they're reading

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
November 2016

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
October 2016

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
September 2016

The Life We Bury
By Allen Eskens

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.

Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. 

Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?

October 2016

October 2016

Past Book Club Books

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
August 2016

LaRose by Louise Edrich
July 2016

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
June 2016

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
May 2016

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
April 2016

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
March 2016

The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell
February 2016

No Book Selected Due to Holidays
January 2016

The Witches: Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff
December 2015

I Regret Nothing by Jen Lancaster
November 2015

One Second After by William Forstchen
October 2015

The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora
September 2015

All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
August 2015

Delicious by Ruth Reichl
July 2015

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
June 2015

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

The Whip by Kondazian
April 2015

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
March 2015

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
February 2015

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
January 2015


Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
December 2014

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
November 2014

Further Out Than You Thought by Michaela Carter
October 2014

The Husband's Secret by Laura Moriarty
September 2014

The Wind is Not a River by Brian Payton
August 2014

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
July 2014

The World We Found by Thrity Amrigar
June 2014

My Korean Deli by Ben Ryder Howe
May 2014

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
April 2014

Gypsy Boy by Mikey Walsh
March 2014

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
February 2014

The Tulip Eaters by Antoinette van Heugten
January 2014


Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Yu
December 2013

2016 Meetings

Thursday, October 13th @ 6pm

Thursday, November 10th @ 6pm

Thursday, December 8th @ 6pm

January 2017 TBA *Holiday Gathering!*