Chesterfield, Missouri

River Bend Estates

3rd Tuesday of the month
7:30 pm

AUGUST 15 – Host Pat Gould

The Marriage of Opposite: a novel / Alice Hoffman

"A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the Father of Impressionism"--Provided by publisher.

SEPTEMBER 19 – Host Nancy Keller

Small great things: a novel / Jodi Picoult

A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned - they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear.

OCTOBER 17 – Host Gina Wilmering

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 / Christopher Paul Curtis

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.  (**Use the Classic Catalog to search for this book.**)

NOVEMBER 28 – Host Linda Solla

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk / Kelli Estes

Inara Erickson's discovery of an elaborately stitched piece of fabric in her deceased aunt's island estate leads her to the century-old story of Mei Lien, and a difficult truth about her family.

The Book Club will meet in December 2017 to confirm 2018 dates, locations and reading.  Contact us below if you are interested!

Recommended reading:

The Martian
In Order to Live
Five Days at Memorial

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