Women’s Book Group

May 2019 Book Club and Pot Luck Night

Hi Ladies,

Our book choice for May is ‘It Ain’t So Awful Falafel’ by Firoozeh Dumas. It is on Dorothy’s List and can be found in the YA section of our local libraries.  
 
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel Book Poster Image
 It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel is about an immigrant family from Iran that faces both kindness and cruel harassment amid the drama of the Iran hostage crisis that began in 1979. Author Firoozeh Dumas (Funny in Farsi) draws on her experience growing up in California during that time, outlining some of the pivotal moments of the Iranian revolution and the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini and describing how it all affected American politics and culture. She describes some of the violence in Iran, poignantly showing how distressing it was for people living in the United States who were worried about friends and family back in Iran. Not only are the bullies outnumbered by upstanders in this story, but characters who engage in mean or petty behavior are presented with some complexity and insight.
We will meet on May 22 at the home of Shirley Rounds at 119 Honeysuckle Ln.  Please respond to Shirley at  rsrounds1@gmail.com  or 878-6399.
Contact Lois Mason with questions.  loismason418@gmail.com

 

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About the Book Group…..

Our  ‘Women of the Church’  Book Discussion Group & Potluck meet
once a month from September to June. The book group is open to any woman who likes to read and laugh, and laugh we do!

Members can host us in their hoshadow_imgmes or we can meet in the church Fellowship Hall.  Everyone contributes a bit of their culinary capabilities each month and we feast together just before our discussions commense.   Our time together usually runs from 5:30-8:00 pm.

We read a wide variety of books chosen from suggestions from everyone in the group. Some titles from the past include Three Cups of Tea, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Road, Suite Francais, Here if You Need Me, The Double Bind, The Book Thief, Couldn’t Keep it to Myself: Testimonies of our Imprisoned Sisters, and Nobody’s Fool, just to name a view.

The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library assists us with obtaining multiple copies, so not everyone has to purchase a book.

Each month the book chosen has a facilitator, however, the discussion is very relaxed, and we encourage woman to join us even if they haven’t read the book. Watch the church bulletin, the bulletin board and this page for the date and location of each discussion.