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June & July UU Book Club Schedule

The UU Book Club will discuss The Secret River by Kate Grenville at the home of Karon Winzenz on Wednesday June 4, at 1:30 pm. RSVP to her at or 823-2189.

On Wednesday, July 7, co-hosted and moderated by Jamie Hanreddy and Karen Cruz, the group will discuss Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. A reminder will be sent later with location and other details.

The following information on this book is excerpted from Wikipedia: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a non-fiction book, argues that the oppression of women worldwide is “the paramount moral challenge” of the present era, much as the fight against slavery was in the past. It focuses on sex trafficking, maternal mortality, sexual violence, micro-finance and girls’ education.

In her review, Carolyn See (book critic for The Washington Post) wrote:

Half the Sky is a call to arms, a call for help, a call for contributions, but also a call for volunteers. It asks us to open our eyes to this enormous humanitarian issue. It does so with exquisitely crafted prose and sensationally interesting material….I really do think this is one of the most important books I have ever reviewed.”