Women's Book Discussion

Saturday August 10, 9:00 am in the RLC Library. 

Please note that due to school supply pickup the 1st Saturday of August, our book discussion has been moved to the 10th!  As always, all women are welcome, reading highly recommended, but not required! We start at 9:00 am with treats and social time, followed by the discussion from 9:30 – 11:00. It’s always a lively discussion with lots of personal insights! 

Our selection is The Glassmaker by Tracy Chevalier: Here is a summary to get you intrigued! 

It is 1486 and Venice is a wealthy, opulent center for trade. Orsola Rosso is the eldest daughter in a family of glassblowers in Murano, the island revered for the craft. As a woman, she is not meant to work with glass— but she has the hands for it, the heart, and a vision. When her father dies, she teaches herself to make beads in secret, and her work supports the Rosso family fortunes. In every era, the Rosso women ensure that their work, and their bonds, endure

Contact Kathy Barrett

On-line Book Study

Coming in the Fall of 2024.

Various Women Warriors will lead the discussions. Invite friends and family. Come for as you can. Reading the book is optional. You can still participate in the discussion. More information to come.

About the Book

Lakota twins Sarah Eagle Heart and Emma Eagle Heart-White dispatch “a love letter to our younger selves... and to the women we are today” in their expansive debut. The sisters each share their history growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, the poorest county in the United States. At seven, they were essentially orphaned after their mother was hit by a drunk driver and suffered brain damage, leaving her unable to care for her children. With an absent father who was diagnosed as schizophrenic and not involved in their lives, Sarah and Emma were raised by their grandmother. As the pair recount traumas—including Emma being raped in high school and Sarah’s series of toxic relationships—and address topics including colonization, violence against Indigenous women, and the climate crisis, they reflect on the strength they discovered through their Lakota values and spirituality. As well, they lay out a set of Lakota laws pertaining to the themes discussed and trace the impacts of intergenerational trauma stemming from Native American boarding schools. The sisters sketch their paths from heartbreak to self-love and professional success (Emma works in psychotherapy while Sarah is an Emmy Award–winning producer), radiating compassion and wisdom along the way. Eye-opening and intense, this penetrating memoir will inspire.

The Book is available for $15.00 online at Target, Walmart and Amazon.

Contact Betsy Boyd