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Winter Read and More

Winter Read

Last year, our Club read two great books from earlier in the 20th century. Now, we're diving into a new book by a Smith alum! Join us in our Winter Read of My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray '93 and Laura Kamoie.

Barnes and Noble offers this description: "From the New York Times bestselling authors of America’s First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton—a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. Haunting, moving, and beautifully written, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza’s story as it’s never been told before—not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal—but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right."

Read it over the next two months and then we'll gather for discussion in March. Looking forward to your thoughts and insights on this book and the woman it portrays.


And more...

Have you perhaps noticed that our website is sadly out of date? I have. Well, be of good cheer. We are working on launching a new web design that will be easier to use and easier to update. Were looking forward to it and hope you'll find it helpful when it is up and running (maybe spring!). 

Until then, watch your email for periodic updates on Smith Colleg Club of Minnesota activities and events. 

Summer Read

Ah, summer. The perfect time to read a good book. Our Club-wide Summer Read is:

Jill Ker Conway's The Road from Coorain. 

in remembrance of Smith's seventh and first woman president, we are reading the first of her autobiographical books. Of course, you can read them all if you want, but we'll start here. Former president  Conway tells the story of her journey into adulthood—a journey that would ultimately span immense distances and encompass worlds, ideas, and ways of life that seem a century apart.

We'll read it individually in July and schedule discussion group(s) and on-Facebook discussion questions in August. Pack this book in your bag for the cabin, beach or patio and get reading!


Winter Read

Oh, it is cold out there! What better time to curl up with a classic book by a Smith author? Not only is it a classic, it’s also been a banned book and is about to be a major motion picture opening on March 9th. Piqued your interest? Our Winter Read is:

Madeleine L’Engle ‘41
A Wrinkle in Time

This author hold a special place in my memory. Madeleine L'Engle spoke at my Smith College graduation with a message that really resonated with me. Whether you’ve read this book before or are new to it, read it now! It is a intriguing young adult fantasy with a strong female characters. It’s also a great mother/daughter read. Read the book and then, if you want, see the movie when it opens. We will host a discussion group on the book in the Twin Cities in late February/early March and another after viewing the movie in mid to late March. We may even arrange a group viewing of the film. If you can’t come to any of these groups, feel free to gather some of your Smith friends where you are and dig into the story.

So, pull up an arm chair, wrap yourself in a warm throw and get reading!


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