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The Wednesday Night Book Group is discussing “The Book of Hope” by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams on August 9 at 6:30 pm (new time!). This in-person meeting at UUCW will be held outdoors. If the weather is disagreeable, it will be moved indoors.

This book offers a dialogue of how we can find Hope even in the trying times we face. This is the second in this author’s book series. It is short but interesting and meaningful to discuss. Contact Patti Ulwelling for more details.

Upcoming Reading Selections:
September 13 – “The Anthropocene Reviewed” by John Greene
Goodreads Best Nonfiction, 2021 – 293 pages
A collection of essays adapted & expanded from his critically acclaimed podcast; combines history, science & memoir; the main focus is how human activity has profoundly shaped the planet & its biodiversity. “Anthropocene” is a geological term that refers to the period of the past 12,000 years or so, during which human activity “has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity.”

October 11 – “The Light We Carry” by Michelle Obama
Non-fiction – 336 pages
The former first lady’s new book is a manifesto for thriving in a world that too often says you aren’t good enough. There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux.

November 8 – “When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie Otsuka
Historical fiction, 2002 – 144 pages
In 1942, like thousands of Japanese Americans, a family is uprooted from their home and sent to an internment camp in Utah. The story is told from the perspective of four family members.

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