Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church Women's Book Group

LiteratureArts and CultureChinaClubs and AssociationsJhumpa LahiriWilla CatherBrooklyn (Windham, Connecticut)

Our book club was founded by women from Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church more than 20 years ago. Today, about half of our 20 participants are from outside the congregation.

We make a point to host Chicago authors when we can. We enjoyed talking with Jian Ping, author of "Mulberry Child: A Memoir of China," about growing up during China's Cultural Revolution.

"Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn was a favorite of ours. It was sometimes hard to read because of its descriptions of the deplorable conditions for so many women in the world, but we appreciated that it offered some practical ways to help.

Four books we've loved: "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri, "Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather, "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith.

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