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Inspiring Non-Fiction Works by Women (Book Club) Online Program

August 22, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 226:30-7:30 pm

Registration is required. You can register on the Pawling Library’s online calendar or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. You can also register by calling our library at 845-855-3444. Thank you.


The book club will be discussing “Let’s Pretend this Never Happened,” by Jenny Lawson


Are you interested in reading and discussing non-fiction books, mainly autobiographical, by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is an opportunity to read about real life accounts of extraordinary women and most of it first hand through memoirs and autobiographies.

We’ll begin each discussion by offering up some tidbits and questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. Our hope is that together we will get to know, not only important women in history, but women who are brave, creative, passionate, and original thinkers.

It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you love the idea of reading and discussing non-fiction books by women who have powerful and inspiring stories to share this might be the perfect place to begin. Maybe you’ll be inspired to tell your own story.

To quote Malala Yousafzai: “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world”.

Reading List:

September: Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy (1994)

October: The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany by Gwen Strauss (2021)

November: My Life in France by Julia Child (2006)

December: My Remarkable Journey by Katherine Johnson (2021)

January: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (2013)

February: My Life My Love My Legacy by Coretta Scott King (2017)

March: When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip (1989)

April: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (1947)

May: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)

June: Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2019)

July: Surpassing Certainty: what my twenties taught me by Janet Mock (2014)

August: Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (2012)


August 22, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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