Women & Wine - 2nd Wednesday

What they're reading

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
November 2016

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
October 2016

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
September 2016

The Sound of Gravel
by Ruth Wariner

A riveting, deeply-affecting true story of one girl's coming-of-age in a polygamist cult.

Ruth Wariner was the thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turned a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. At church, preachers teach that God will punish the wicked by destroying the world and that women can only ascend to Heaven by entering into polygamous marriages and giving birth to as many children as possible. After Ruth's father--the man who had been the founding prophet of the colony--is brutally murdered by his brother in a bid for church power, her mother remarries, becoming the second wife of another faithful congregant.

In need of government assistance and supplemental income, Ruth and her siblings are carted back and forth between Mexico and the United States, where her mother collects welfare and her step-father works a variety of odd jobs. Ruth comes to love the time she spends in the States, realizing that perhaps the community into which she was born is not the right one for her. As Ruth begins to doubt her family’s beliefs and question her mother’s choices, she struggles to balance her fierce love for her siblings with her determination to forge a better life for herself.

Recounted from the innocent and hopeful perspective of a child, The Sound of Gravel is the remarkable true story of a girl fighting for peace and love. This is an intimate, gripping tale of triumph, courage, and resilience.

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Past Book Club Books

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simonson
August 2016

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
July 2016

What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan
June 2016

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
+ The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
May 2016

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
April 2016

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
March 2016

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
February 2016

No Book Selected Due to Holidays
January 2016

The Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende
December 2015

Disclaimer by Renee Knight
November 2015

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
October 2015

-Read whatever is on your To-Read list!-
September 2015

-Read whatever is on your To-Read list!-
August 2015

-Read whatever is on your To-Read list!-
July 2015

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
June 2015

A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
May 2015

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
April 2015

Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner
March 2015

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
February 2015

-No book due to busy holiday season!-
January 2015


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
December 2014

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
November 2014

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
October 2014

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
September 2014

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Seriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen Degenres
August 2014

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
July 2014

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
June 2014

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
May 2014

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
April 2014

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
March 2014

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
February 2014

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
January 2014


House Girl by Tara Conklin
December 2013

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
November 2013

2016 Meetings

Wednesday, October 12th @ 6pm

Wednesday, November 9th @ 6pm

Wednesday, December 14th @ 6pm

January 2017 TBA *Holiday Gathering!*