Books and Bites is an ongoing book discussion group exploring novels and nonfiction.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

The story of two dysfunctional families spanning five decades, “Commonwealth” explores how a chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, six children forge a lasting bond based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows among them.

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NCJW Membersshow details + $6.00 (USD)  
Non Membersshow details + $10.00 (USD)  
NCJW Members Series of 3show details + $15.00 (USD)  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

How It All Began by Penelope Lively

When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is mugged by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike.  This is Charlotte’s story, with the author tracing the relationships among an assortment of relatives, employers, students and illicit lovers.

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NCJW Membersshow details + $6.00 (USD)  
Non Membersshow details + $10.00 (USD)  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe

A groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives, and their families.

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NCJW Membersshow details + $6.00 (USD)  
Non Membersshow details + $10.00 (USD)  

Members:  $6 per person; $15 for series of three

Nonmembers: $10 per session