Monday, February 11, 2019

LOVE MEDICINE, BY LOUISE ERDRICH

Discussion date and time: Monday, March 4, 2019, at 2:00 P.M.


A novel in stories about passion, family, and the importance of cultural identity, Love Medicine examines the struggle to balance Native American tradition with the modern world. Using an eclectic range of comic and tragic voices, Louise Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of two Chippewa families living in North Dakota. This modern classic is an often sad, sometimes funny look at the ways family and tradition bind us together.  (The National Endowment for the Arts)


Monday, January 28, 2019

THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, BY YEWANDE OMOTOSO

BOOK DISCUSSION DATE AND TIME:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019, AT 2:00 P.M.



Loving thy neighbor is easier said than done.

Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, the other white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame. And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires.
Sworn enemies, the two share a hedge and a deliberate hostility, which they maintain with a zeal that belies their age. But, one day, an unexpected event forces Hortensia and Marion together. As the physical barriers between them collapse, their bickering gradually softens into conversation and, gradually, the two discover common ground. But are these sparks of connection enough to ignite a friendship, or is it too late to expect these women to change?