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Women Aging with Wisdom and Grace Salon/Discussion Group

Ever wonder what our succeeding years will bring? Come join us for a welcoming conversation on women and aging. We will explore what it means to age in our youth-driven society and how each of us faces the challenges and rewards of getting older. Women Aging with Wisdom & Grace is an open and supportive environment where women can safely discuss aging, in all its wonders and challenges. All books are suggested readings, not required, which makes it different from a conventional book group.

This group meets in person about every six weeks, on Sundays from 10 a.m. to Noon. We alternate between meeting in-person and via Zoom.

Facilitators: Connie Kiosse (c.kiosse@gmail.com) & 
Lynn Mooney (lynn@womenandchildrenfirst.com) 

How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water: A Novel By Angie Cruz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250208460
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Flatiron Books - September 5th, 2023

How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water discussion: Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 10 a.m. (Via Zoom)


Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships By Nina Totenberg Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982188092
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - March 5th, 2024

Dinners with Ruth discussion: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 10 a.m. (in person)


Of Women and Salt: A Novel By Gabriela Garcia Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250776709
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Flatiron Books - January 4th, 2022

Of Women and Salt discussion: Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 10 a.m. (Via Zoom)


Growing Old: Notes on Aging with Something like Grace By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062956446
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: HarperOne - April 20th, 2021

Growing Old discussion: Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 10 a.m. (in person)


The Seed Keeper By Diane Wilson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571311375
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Milkweed Editions - March 9th, 2021

The Seed Keeper discussion: Sunday, August 25, 2024 at 10 a.m. 


Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss By Margaret Renkl Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313836
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Milkweed Editions - March 30th, 2021

Late Migrations discussion: Sunday, October 6, 2024 at 10 a.m. 


New and Selected Poems, Volume One By Mary Oliver Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780807068779
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Beacon Press - April 15th, 2004

New and Selected Poems, vol. 1 discussion: Sunday, January 5, 2025 at 10 a.m.


Transcendent Kingdom: A novel By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899767
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - July 6th, 2021

Transcendent Kingdom discussion: Sunday, February 9, 2025 at 10 a.m.


The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found By Frank Bruni Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982108588
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - February 7th, 2023

The Beauty of Dusk discussion: Sunday, March 23, 2025 at 10 a.m. 


The Sentence: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780062671134
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2022

The Sentence discussion: Sunday, April 27, 2025 at 10 a.m. 


Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old By John Leland Cover Image
$17.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780374538194
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - January 8th, 2019

Happiness Is a Choice You Make discussion: Sunday, June 8, 2025 at 10 a.m.


The Swimmers: A novel (CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE WINNER) By Julie Otsuka Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593466629
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Anchor - January 24th, 2023

Swimmers discussion: Sunday, July 20, 2025 at 10 a.m. 


Lucy by the Sea: A Novel By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593446089
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 12th, 2023

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Lucy by the Sea discussion: Sunday, February 18, 2024


Recitatif: A Story By Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593315033
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Knopf - February 1st, 2022

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Recitatif discussion: Sunday, January 7, 2024 


The House of Belonging By David Whyte Cover Image
$18.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780962152436
Published: Many Rivers Press - January 1st, 1997

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The House of Belonging discussion: Sunday, November 12, 2023 


Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals By Oliver Burkeman Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250849359
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Picador - June 27th, 2023

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Four Thousand Weeks discussion: Sunday, October 8, 2023 


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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Braiding Sweetgrass discussion: Sunday, August 27, 2023 


The Vanishing Half: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Brit Bennett Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525536963
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Vanishing Half discussion: Sunday, July 23, 2023 at 10 a.m. (In-person meeting)


Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593083345
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Recollections of My Nonexistence discussion: Sunday, June 11, 2023 


Gift from the Sea: 50th-Anniversary Edition By Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Reeve Lindbergh (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Reeve Lindbergh (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780679732419
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Pantheon - January 30th, 1991

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Gift from the Sea discussion: Sunday, April 2, 2023 


Enormous Changes at the Last Minute: Stories By Grace Paley Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374515249
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 1st, 1985

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Enormous Changes at the Last Minute discussion: Sunday, May 7, 2023 


Housekeeping (Fortieth Anniversary Edition): A Novel By Marilynne Robinson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250769763
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Picador - August 4th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson discussion: Sunday, February 12, 2023 


Women Talking By Miriam Toews Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635574340
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Women Talking by Miriam Toews discussion: Sunday, January 8, 2023 


Old Lovegood Girls By Gail Godwin Cover Image
$17.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781632868237
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Old Lovegood Girls by Gail Godwin discussion: Sunday, December 4, 2022 


Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama By Alison Bechdel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544002234
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Mariner Books - April 2nd, 2013

 ***PREVIOUS SELECTION***Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel discussion: Sunday, October 23, 2022  


Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont By Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Hofmann (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Hofmann (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681375649
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: NYRB Classics - December 21st, 2021

 ***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor discussion: Sunday, September 11, 2022 


Golem Girl: A Memoir By Riva Lehrer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781984820327
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: One World - October 26th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Golem Girl by Riva Lehrer discussion: Sunday, August 7, 2022 


Oh William!: A Novel By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812989441
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 26th, 2022

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout discussion: Sunday, June 26, 2022 


Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom By Mary Catherine Bateson Cover Image
$16.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780307279637
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Composing a Further Life by Mary Catherine Bateson discussion: Sunday, May 22, 2022 


The Stone Diaries: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Carol Shields, Penelope Lively (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Carol Shields, Penelope Lively (Introduction by)
$18.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780143105503
Published: Penguin Classics - September 30th, 2008

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields discussion: Sunday, April 10, 2022


Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London By Lauren Elkin Cover Image
$20.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780374537432
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Flaneuse by Lauren Elkin discussion: Sunday, February 27, 2022 


The Elegance of the Hedgehog By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator) Cover Image
By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781933372600
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Europa Editions - September 2nd, 2008

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery discussion: Sunday, January 16, 2022


Where the Past Begins: Memory and Imagination By Amy Tan Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$16.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780062319319
Published: Ecco - October 30th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Where The Past Begins by Amy Tan discussion: Sunday, December 5, 2021 


What Are You Going Through: A Novel By Sigrid Nunez Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593191422
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** What Are You Going Through? by Sigrid Nunez discussion: Sunday, October 24, 2021


Unsheltered: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062684738
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Harper Perennial - October 15th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver discussion: Sunday, August 8, 2021

 


The Dutch House: A Read with Jenna Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780062963680
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Harper Perennial - January 5th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Dutch House by Ann Patchett discussion: Sunday, May 23, 2021 


In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead By Susan J. Douglas Cover Image
$16.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780393541359
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 2nd, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** In Our Prime discussion on Sunday, June 27, 2021 


A Circle of Quiet (The Crosswicks Journals) By Madeleine L'Engle Cover Image
$21.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781504064460
Published: Open Road Media - August 11th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** A Circle of Quiet discussion on Sunday, September 12, 2021 


Journal of a Solitude By May Sarton Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393309287
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 17th, 1992

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Journal of a Solitude discussion on Sunday, April 18, 2021


On Beauty: A Novel By Zadie Smith Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143037743
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Penguin Books - August 29th, 2006

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** On Beauty discussion on Sunday, February 21, 2021 


A House of My Own: Stories from My Life By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345807175
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - September 6th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** A House of My Own discussion on Sunday, January 10, 2021 


The Female Persuasion: A Novel By Meg Wolitzer Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399573231
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Female Persuasion discussion on Sunday, November 15, 2020


The Housekeeper and the Professor: A Novel By Yoko Ogawa Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312427801
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Picador - February 3rd, 2009

*** PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Housekeeper and the Professor discussion on Sunday, October 4, 2020 


Fifty Days of Solitude By Doris Grumbach Cover Image
$17.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780807070611
Published: Beacon Press - November 30th, 1995

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Fifty Days of Solitude discussion on Sunday, August 23, 2020


Olive Kitteridge: Fiction By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812971835
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 30th, 2008

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Olive Kitteridge discussion on Sunday, July 12, 2020


Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age By Mary Pipher Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781632869616
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***  Women Rowing North discussion on Sunday, May 31, 2020


Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition By Rachel Naomi Remen Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594482090
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Riverhead Books - August 1st, 2006

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Kitchen Table Wisdom discussion on Sunday, April 19, 2020


Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir By Diana Athill Cover Image
$15.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780393338003
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 7th, 2009

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Somewhere Towards the End discussion on Sunday, March 1, 2020 


My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey By Jill Bolte Taylor Cover Image
$18.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780452295544
Published: Penguin Books - May 26th, 2009

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** My Stroke of Insight discussion on Sunday, January 26, 2020 


What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self By Ellyn Spragins Cover Image
$15.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780767917902
Published: Harmony - April 1st, 2008

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** What I Know Now discussion on Sunday, December 8, 2019 


Old In Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over By Nell Painter Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781640092006
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Counterpoint - August 27th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Old in Art School discussion on Sunday, November 10, 2019


Before I Leave: Wisdom from the Stories of Six Women Over Eighty By Jenney Egertson Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781634891677
Published: Wise Ink - February 8th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Before I Leave discussion on Sunday, September 29, 2019 


The Bitch Is Back: Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier By Cathi Hanauer Cover Image
$15.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780062389527
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 12th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Bitch Is Back discussion on Sunday, August 18, 2019 


On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old By Parker J. Palmer Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781523095438
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - June 26th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** On the Brink of Everything discussion on Sunday, July 7, 2019


No Time To Spare: Thinking About What Matters By Ursula K. Le Guin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328507976
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Harper Perennial - January 15th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** No Time to Spare discussion on Sunday, May 26, 2019