MORE THAN A BOOK!
Women's Book Club @ Scarritt-Bennett
Women of all ages, faiths and ethnicities are invited to become members of the Scarritt-Bennett book club. This book club provides a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, enrich your reading experience, and expand your perspective of the issues that are raised in the selected books. Lively conversation and fellowship guaranteed.
No cost; To sign up call (615) 340-7473 or e-mail
When: Second Monday of each month, from 7 to 8:15pm
Where: Scarritt-Bennett - 1008 19th Ave. S.
(near Vanderbilt and Music Row)
June 2014 - Kindred by Octavia Butler
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
July 2014 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train is a gripping story of friendship and second chances. Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse...As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren't as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life - answers that will ultimately free them both. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.
August 2014 - The All of It by Jeannette Haien
Jeannette Haien's award-winning first novel relates the seemingly simple tale of a parishioner confiding in her priest, but the tangled confession brings secrets to light that provoke a moral quandary for not only the clergyman, but the reader as well. Set in a small town in Ireland, Haien's intimate novel of conversations and dilemmas is an elegantly written, compact and often subtle tale of morality and passion that gives voice to an age-old concern in a fresh way.
A WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
We are a diverse community of women who commit to gather to reimagine the relationship between creativity and the ways we lead.
For the last year, a dozen women have been gathering to discuss the very real yet often left unspoken desire among themselves and other women to connect with one another in deep and substantive ways—not simply as professionals or mothers or spouses or partners but as women: women who wear a variety of hats and juggle many different demands, who hold together complex pieces of our identity at any and every given moment.
When we considered how we understood ourselves to express leadership and how we attempted to navigate these worlds successfully, we recognized that what we most sought was genuine relationship with other women.
In hopes of generating similarly authentic and engaging conversation among other women, Woman to Woman formed.
The current co-hort of Woman to Woman will run through May 2014. The group will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
For more information or questions, please contact Chandra Allen: firstname.lastname@example.org