Are you looking for a good book and thought-provoking conversation? RSVP now to join other readers for a virtual book club meeting.
We will discuss a new book each quarter. The first two are works of historical fiction, while the last two are biographies of former first ladies. The virtual meetings will not be recorded.
May 24, 6-7 pm EST: White Houses by Amy Bloom
Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, “Hick,” as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have.
August 23, 6-7 pm EST: Eleanor by David Michaelis
Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a stunning breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired and influential women.
November 22, 6-7 pm EST: Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk by Amy Greenburg
The little-known story of remarkable First Lady Sarah Polk—a brilliant master of the art of high politics and a crucial but unrecognized figure in the history of American feminism.