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Exercise / Walking Group Tuesday, Sep 21 @ 8:00 AM
Women's Book Group Wednesday, Sep 22 @ 11:30 AM
Crafters Wednesday, Sep 22 @ 1:30 PM
Trustees Meeting (On-Line) Wednesday, Sep 22 @ 7:00 PM

Women's Book Study

When & Where does the Group meet?

Women's Book Study meets every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM @ the Library at Church of the Good Shepherd.


Who participates?

Women's Book Study is open to all women; some are retired, some come on their lunch break, and some come when they can. 


It provides a wonderful mid-week break from the normal routine.  Plus it provides an opportunity to meet with old & new friends.


What do we do? 

After we gather and share, we openly discuss as a group.  Our faith, our lives, our experiences, our feelings, our questions, our concerns are explored as we grow spiritually through reading, discussing and sharing. 


We spend 3-4 weeks (usually) on a book.


Among books we’ve read & discussed are:

  • "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco
  • "The Chosen" by Chaim Potok
  • “Pope Joan” by Donna Woolfolk Cross
  • “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake
  • “Tattoos on the Heart” by Fr. Gregory Boyle
  • “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein
  • “A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs novel” by Jacqueline Winespear
  • “The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party” by Alexander McCall Smith
  • “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese
  • “Major Petegrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson
  • “The Necklace” by Cheryl Jarvis
  • “The Bible Salesman” by Clyde Edgerton
  • “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck
  • “Cliff Falls” by C.B. Shiepe
  • “The Forgotten Garden” by Kate Morton
  • “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford
  • “The Handmaid and the Carpenter” by Elizabeth Berg
  • “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain
  • "I Still Dream About You" by Fannie Flagg
  • "Mr. Ives' Christmas" by Oscar Hijuelos
  • "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown
  • "Peony in Love" by Lisa See
  • "La's Orchestra Saves the World" by Alexander McCall Smith
  • "Among the Mad" by Jacquiline Winspear
  • "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
  • "A Reliable Wife" by Robert Goolrick
  • "The Haj" by Leon Uris


Come & join the group!  For more information, CONTACT Karen Whitehill (626) 445-0022.


400 W. Duarte Rd Arcadia, CA 91007      [email protected]      (626) 447-2181
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