"Wine and Word" Book Discussion

Gretchen Revie

Select Tuesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM

Through titles selected in keeping with the theme of our program year, we hope to explore the stories of lives like and unlike our own. Come join us for a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage and lively conversation.

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Book Discussion Schedule

"All the Real Indians Died Off" and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dino Gilio-Whitaker.  2016
Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

The authors tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations.


The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

by His Holiness the dalai LAma and Archbishop Desmonf Tutu. 2016.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Copper Rock Coffee, 210 W. College Ave.

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others.  They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?


Lab Girl

by Hope Jahren. 2017.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world.


Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

by J. D. Vance. 2016.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

UA memoir by J. D. Vance about the Appalachian values of his upbringing and their relation to the social problems of his hometown.



The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

    by Dinaw Mengestu. 2008.
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

This novel focuses on the life of Sepha Stephanos, an Ethiopian immigrant living in Washington, D.C. after fleeing his country’s revolution      seventeen years earlier.  Running a failing grocery store he ruminates on the past as he faces his own inward crisis of displacement and identity while simultaneously marveling at the gentrification of his neighborhood.

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