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, 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

 

Guest Speaker
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister's Killer
     by Jeanne Bishop

Fourth Church member, Cook County Public Defender, and author Jeanne Bishop will give a presentation on her new book, Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister's Killer, a story about Jeanne's path to reconciliation with the teenager who murdered her sister, Nancy, along with Nancy's husband and their unborn child.

Hardcover; 155 pages


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