Book Club was created to provide an opportunity for women at Purdue to explore issues relevant to them as featured in the books recommended by our network. The selections reflect the plurality and rich diversity of women’s experiences as crafted by exceptional women writers (featured in the spring, summer, and fall semesters); thus, issues of identity, gender constructs, and everyday life challenges are ever present.
We invite graduate women students, staff, and faculty members to become a community of readers by engaging in informal, yet critical, discussions about these unique books—fiction and creative nonfiction. Meetings are once a month during lunchtime, and each session will have a discussion facilitator. Events
are free of charge, a light lunch will be provided, and registered participants may attend as many/few sessions as they like. Address questions to ButlerCenter@purdue.edu.
2013 Book Club Schedule
Book Club and Conversations: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (Mexico)
Veronica Jalomo, Health Coordinator for the Minority Health Coalition of Tippecanoe County at Hanna Community Center, will lead us for a special meeting to discuss Like Water for Chocolate's traditional Mexican recipes, the meaning of tradional foods, and creating healthier alternatives.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. / STEW 313
2013 BOOK CLUB offerings:
NOVEMBER: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (Mexico)
OCTOBER: The Girl in the Photograph by Lygia Fagundes Telles (Brazil)
SEPTEMBER: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (Peru/Chile),
APRIL: Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
MARCH: The Line of the Sun, Judith Cofer
FEBRUARY: Kindred, Octavia Butler
2012 BOOK CLUB offerings:
NOVEMBER: Book Club: The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir
OCTOBER: Book Club: Monkey Hunting
SEPTEMBER: Book Club: Closing the Leadership Gap: Add Women, Change Everything
JULY: Book Club: West of Then: A Mother, a Daughter, and a Journey Past Paradise
JUNE: Book Club: August Freedom
APRIL: Book Club: The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf