WWW Book Club

Women, Wine & Words

Welcome to the Club!

Hello.  I'm your book club Archivist and Webmaster.  The club kick-off, held on Tuesday, Feb 5, was a fun and productive meeting.  We chose 5 books to get us just about to the end of the year.  Take some time to scroll down this page to find more information about our club.  You will find: a list of our members, the list of books slated for 2013, as well as useful links to browse or purchase featured books at Amazon.com. There is also a bonus "Featured Book Review/Recommendation" section where a different book will be featured (separate from our book list) each month.

All you need to do:  Save this URL by bookmarking it and returning often for updated information.

I'm experimenting with this site, so suggestions are welcome.

Looking forward to a rewarding literary year with all you amazing women!!

Val Sebastinelli

Events & Announcements

Sue Jarvis has graciously offered to host our next meeting. The meeting will be held in April. As soon as a date is planned, it will be posted here.  We will continue to use evite as well.

Rating our books - We thought it would be fun to also rate each book with a 5- star (or 5 wine glass) scale.  A quick method to do so will be discussed at our next meeting.  Stay tuned.....

Our Members

  • Julie Otis
  • Sandy Thorpe
  • Val Sebastinelli
  • Sue Jarvis
  • Maureen Brennan
  • Ann Benett
  • April Gilley
  • Chris Pavone
  • Jan Rowe
  • Shannon Thompson
  • Denise Franklin
  • Kathy Stephens
  • Lisa LaScola

Book List

  • Where'd you go, Bernadette?  by Maria Semple
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  • Sister: A Novel by Rosamund Lupton
  • Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
  • The American Heiress: A Novel by Daisy Goodwin

Featured Review....Val Recommends:

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda.  This is the author's debut novel.  The story moves from 1984 to 2009 taking you on the journey of two women, who are worlds apart, but bound together by a daughter.  The story is told from the viewpoint of these three women.  Each woman gives you an intimate account of the hardships they face and the affect life's blows have on them and their relationships.  The primary theme centers around motherhood. One woman, an American, is obsessed with becoming pregnant and having a child.  The other, a poor village girl in India, must deal with the Indian cultural preference for sons and the treatment of daughters as disposable possessions.  The story ties together as the third woman, the daughter, tells of her feelings and experiences torn between two cultures.  Each woman copes within the constraints of their cultural traditions and mores and still manages to demonstrate sheer strength and the will to move on.   

I give this book 4 & 1/2 Wine Glasses

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