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, March 10, 2015
My Beloved World
     by Sonia Sotomayor

The first Hispanic person on the United States Supreme Court tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in this inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. She recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench.
Paperback; 398 pages


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).