Monday, April 3 @ 7:00 p.m. at Jackson
The group is reading: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
This is a book that is both compelling and thought provoking. The setting is ancient Roman times and it’s based on the true story of how 900 Jews held out against these warriors in what is now known as the siege of Masada. In addition to the fascinating account of this historical event, the book also examines what it’s like for the woman of this period. The writing is exceptional and full of passion. The themes in this book range from mother-daughter issues and family strife to betrayal and love.
Monday, May 1 @ 7:00 p.m. at Jackson
The group is reading: The Water is Wide: a memoir by Pat Conroy
The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw Island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now its waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their very existence unless, somehow, they can learn a new way. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher—until one man gives a year of his life to the island and its people.
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