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Mystery Book Club

This group meets generally meets on the third Tuesday of the month, at 6:00 pm on Zoom. Informal discussions are led by Ethel Himmel. Anyone who has read the book is welcome. To get the Zoom link, email

    2021 Book List

    • 1/19 The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
    • 2/16 Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
    • 3/16 The Drifter by Nick Petrie
    • 4/20 A Royal Affair by Allison Montclair
    • 5/18 Broke Places by Tracy Clark
    • 6/15 The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey
    • 7/20 The Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
    • 8/17 The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
    • 9/21 The Cold Way Home by Julia Keller
    • 10/19 Perish by Lisa Black
    • 11/16 Lost Tomorrows by Matt Coyle

    American Lives Discussion

    This group meets on the Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm on Zoom. The American Lives group will be a little different than a typical book group. It will focus on the person rather than the book. Choose to read one or more biographies about our subject, each book on the list presents an different view. This will prompt lively discussions facilitated by Bill Wilson. To get the Zoom link, email

      Participants are invited to read additional biographies as well.

      Tuesday, May 11, 2021 – 6:30 PM – Movers and Shakers

      •  featuring Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, and Barbara Jordan
      • Recommended Titles:
        • Politics of Conscience: A Biography of Margaret Chase Smith by: Patricia Ward Wallace and N. McCormick
        • No Place for a Woman: A Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith by: Janann Sherman
        • Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change by: Barbara Winslow
        • Unbought and Unbossed by: Shirley Chisholm
        • What Do You Do With a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by: Chris Barton
        • Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder by: Barbara Jordan

      Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – 6:30 PM – Justice at Last

      • featuring Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Sonia Sotomayor
      • Recommended Titles:
        • First: Sandra Day O’Connor by: Evan Thomas
        • Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by: Linda R. Hirshman
        • Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest by: Sandra Day O’Connor & H. Alan Day
        • Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by: Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik
        • Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law by: Jeffrey Rosen
        • My Own Words by: Ruth Bader Ginsberg
        • Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice by: Joan Biskupic
        • My Beloved World by: Sonia Sotomayor


        Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – 6:30 PM – Madame Secretary

        • featuring Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton
        • Recommended Titles:
          • Madam Secretary: A Memoir by: Madeleine Albright
          • Seasons of Her Life: A Biography of Madeleine Korbel Albright by: Ann Blackman
          • Madam Secretary: A Biography of Madeleine Albright by: Thomas Blood
          • Condoleezza Rice – An American Life by: Elisabeth Bumiller
          • Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me by: Condoleezza Rice
          • Condi: The Condoleezza Rice Story by: Antonia Felix
          • A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton by: Carl Bernstein
          • Hard Choices by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
          • The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power by: Kim Ghattas

        Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – 6:30 PM – Forward into Light-Women’s Rights

        • featuring Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul and Bella Abzug
        • Recommended Books:
          • Failure is Impossible by: Lynn Sherr & Susan B. Anthony
          • Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony by: Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns
          • Susan B. Anthony: Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian by: Alma Lutz
          • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship that Changed the World by: Penny Colman
          • A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot by: Mary Walton
          • Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote by: Tina Cassidy
          • Alice Paul: Claiming Power by: J.D. Zahniser & Amelia Roberts Fry
          • Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers… and Shook Up Politics Along the Way by: Suzanne Braun Levine & Mary Thom
          • Battling Bella: The Protest Politics of Bella Abzug by: Leandra Ruth Zarnow
          • Bella!: Ms. Abzug Goes to Washington by: Bella Abzug


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