Women’s Diversity Book Group
The June Spotlight Group is Women’s Diversity Book Group!
Pictured at their annual local author dinner with featured author, Sabeeha Rehman who talked about her memoir Threading My Prayer Rug.
The group picks books for the year from over 100 choices at a Dutch Treat dinner at a local diner in January; the selections usually focus on these themes: February, Black History Month; March, Women’s History Month; April, local author dinner; May, Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month; June, LGBT Pride Month; July, classic written by a woman;
Claire Fuller Talks About Her Inspiration for Swimming Lessons, Character Motivation, & Much More in Our Insightful Interview
Our RGC group’s book 5 was Claire Fuller’s Swimming Lessons.
RGC Group: Thanks so much for answering our questions. We loved your book and we were all drawn into the story immediately. It was a fun discussion.
RGC: Did Gil find all of the letters from Ingrid or just the portion we saw? Were there others?
Claire Fuller: Well,
Our 2016 survey results are in and along with our readers’ favorite books of the year, we have a list of the most-read books specifically from Reading Group Choices 2016. Has your group read all of these yet?
1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
2. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Perfectly-Picked Titles From Around the Globe
The Hidden Life of Trees
by Peter Wohlleben
How do trees live? Do they feel pain, or have awareness of their surroundings? Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. In The Hidden Lives of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben tells their fascinating stories, revealing the delightfully complex life of the trees around us and the incredible role forests play in our world.
RGC Group’s Book 4:
Our RGC group’s book 4 was Claire Cameron’s The Last Neanderthal.
RGC: We all thoroughly enjoyed this book, and the conversations it sparked were so interesting! Everyone is planning to read other books related to the book and ideas, and other books mentioned in the back, which is always great to see! Thanks so much to Claire for answering our questions!
Claire Cameron: I loved this interview, thank you. It’s so much fun to be a part of a conversation.
Celebrating and Understanding Our Furry Friends
Following Atticus: Forty-eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship
by Tom Ryan
After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland.