Virtual Influential Women Book Club

  • Posted on: 31 May 2019
  • By: TanyaMills

Please join us as we meet on Zoom each first Wednesday evening of the month to discuss books about women who have helped to shape history. If you're interested in joining our group, please email me or call the store to be added to our list so you can receive and invitation with a link. Our books for the rest of 2020 are:

June"Enchantress of Numbers" by Jennifer Chiaverini (the fascinating life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace--Lord Byron's daughter--who became the world's first computer programmer and a woman whose exceptional contributions to science and technology have for too long been unsung)

July - "The Firebrand and the First Lady" by Patricia Bell-Scott (a finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, this is the riveting history of an enduring friendship between Pauli Murray--a brilliant writer-turned-activist--and Eleanor Roosevelt, helping to alter the course of race and racism in America)

August"The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age" by Janet Wallach (America's first female tycoon, who forged her own path and ended up being worth some $100 million in 1916--equal to about $2.5 billion today)

September - "Coming to My Senses" by Alice Waters (the critically acclaimed memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer, Alice Waters, recalling the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is arguably America's most influential restaurant)

October"Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs" by Robert Kanigel (the phenomenal woman who wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged in thousands of impassioned debates--all of which she won)

November"Clementine" by Sonia Purnell (a long over-due tribute to the extraordinary woman who was Winston Churchill's closest confidant, fiercest critic, and shrewdest political advisor; it captures the intimate dynamic of one of history's most fateful marriages)

December"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot (an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henrietta's small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia--a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo--to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells)

January"Find a Way" by Diana Nyad (distance swimmer Diana Nyad recounts her successful journey to become a renowned distance swimmer, becoming the first person to successfully swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage--all at the age of 64)

February"The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West" by Lesley Poling-Kempes (accounts of women who came to the West as Harvey Girls, working as waitresses, and ended up staying and settling to found cattle ranches and mining towns)

March "We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan" by Elizabeth Norman (accounts of the nurses trapped and take  prisoner leading up to the Bataan Death March in World War II)

April "Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley" by Charlotte Gordon (a dual biography of a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew--both refusing to be confined by the rigid conventions of their era) 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
On Zoom
St. George, UT 84770-4087
Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101985212
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Published: Dutton - November 27th, 2018

The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307474575
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Published: Anchor - June 4th, 2013

Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307718297
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Published: Clarkson Potter - May 22nd, 2018

Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345803337
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Published: Vintage - August 8th, 2017

Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143128915
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Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2016

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman's Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172912
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Published: Vintage - June 28th, 2016

The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781569249260
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Published: Da Capo Press - July 4th, 1994

We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812984842
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 29th, 2013

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812980479
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 2nd, 2016