About the Book Group:

We meet in the  Trinity Library the first Friday of each month at 7:00 pm. Please feel free to come even if you haven’t read or finished the book. We mostly read contemporary fiction and nonfiction. No commitment is necessary, but please RSVP the week of the meeting if you are planning to come. For more information, email Meghan Laska at mlaska at laskapr dot com

 

Our next book group meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 1 at 7:00 pm in the church library.

 

 

Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times (The Midwife Trilogy Book 1) by Jennifer Worth

A candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London’s East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women—from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children who can’t speak English, to the prostitutes of the city’s seedier side. An unforgettable story of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the strength of remarkable and inspiring women, Call the Midwife is the true story behind the PBS series, which will soon return for its sixth season.

 

Friday, April 5 at 7:00 pm

Becoming by Michelle Obama

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms.