Cover to Cover Book Club


The Cover To Cover Book Club meets at the library on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For additional information, please call Cathryn at (262) 363-6411.

 

Tuesday, August 20th at 6:30 p.m.

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age

by Mary Pipher

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New York Times Bestseller *USA Today Bestseller *Los Angeles Times Bestseller *Publishers Weekly Bestseller

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of Reviving Ophelia–a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age.

Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be.

In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. “If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully,” Pipher writes, “we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.”

 

Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

by Garth Stein

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Christopher Evan Welch has a knack for delving into heart-wrenching material with finesse. Stein’s tale of family, loss, redemption, and fast cars-recounted entirely from the perspective of a retriever-terrier mix named Enzo-ups the ante on the recent trend of high-concept anthropomorphism in popular fictions. Once readers buy into Stein’s premise, Welch faithfully delivers the goods. He is particularly effective in scenes where Enzo navigates the blurry area between his human-like thoughts and his base animal instincts (like when abandonment issues during a family medical emergency compel him to wreak havoc on a stuffed animal). Welch re-creates Enzo’s pivotal moment of sheer bliss-riding on the track with his racecar driver human companion Denny-with evocative detail.