Books by Women

Second Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
September through June
Bumpus Activity Room in the Gratz Center

Books by Women has met faithfully for twenty years to discuss classic and contemporary works by women authors. All women are invited to join in the conversations whenever their schedules allow.

Books by Women Reading List

A reading list of books read by Books by Women from December 1991 through the present is available here.

2015 Book Discussion Schedule

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Invention of Wings
     by Sue Monk Kidd

Based on real-life abolitionists, The Invention of Wings is the story of a wealthy southern girl, her slave, and their struggle against slavery.
Hardcover; 384 pages

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The Traitor’s Wife
     by Allison Pataki

In this historical fiction book, Peggy, wife of Benedict Arnold, hatches a plan to deliver West Point to the British. Her former lover, a British spy,¬†helps her, as she hopes to win fame and fortune for herself and Arnold. The story is told from the perspective of Peggy’s maid.
Paperback; 496 pages

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Goldfinch
     by Donna Tartt

Overcome by his mother’s death, Theo Decker clings to a small painting that reminds him of her and leads him into the art underworld. The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Hardcover; 784 pages
Paperback due January 6, 2015

For more information about Books by Women, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).