Read a great book, join a meaningful conversation and strengthen literacy in women.
The DOP Foundation Inc. BOOK CLUB is back…
Starting in March watch for some book suggestions on our website and on FB. Maybe you are looking for a good book to curl up with or to suggest to a book group you belong to.
As March 8th is International Women’s Day, we invite you to read our choices focusing on women authors and strong women. Pass on this news to other members and friends.
For more information please contact the chair of the Book Club,
Jeannie Kouros or PGP Celia Kachmarski / Linda Belba
Incontinent on the Continent by Jane Christmas
To smooth over five decades of constant clashing, determined daughter Jane Christmas decides to take her arthritic, incontinent, and domineering mother–Valeria–to Italy.
Will being at the epicentre of the Renaissance spark a renaissance in their relationship? As they drag each other from the Amalfi Coast to Tuscant–walkers, shawls, and a mobile pharmacy of medications in tow–they find new ways to bitch and bicker, in the process reassessing who they are and how they might reconcile. Unflinching and often hilarious, this book speaks to all women who have faced that special challenge of making friends with Mom.
Where the Wandering Ends by Yvette Manessis Corporou
Northern Corfu, 1947–In a community of poor families, ten-year-old Marco is perhaps the poorest, but it wasn’t always that way. His grandmother once worked for the royal family in the grand villa of Mon Repos where Marco’s mother toddled her first steps beside her playmate, young Prince Phillip himself. Now Greece is on the brink of civil war, and his mother still clings to the desperate hope that somehow Princess Alice will save her family.
Set among Corfu’s picturesque cobblestone lanes, villages and villas, Where the Wandering Ends is layered with the history of the Greek royal family and Greek mythology and reminds us of the power of the magic of a mother’s love. Peasant. Goddess. Queen. Whether she is born in a place of poverty, there is no sacrifice or sin a mother wouldn’t commit to save her child.