Women Authors Book Club

Meeting Times

All meetings will be held at 7:15 PM at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, unless otherwise decided by the Group and except for Book Selection Night.  

More Info

For more information, please contact group facilitator,
Debbie Doliner: doubled@tampabay.rr.com 

The Women Authors Book Club is a group of readers who get together about every six weeks at the Carrollwood Cultural Center to discuss a contemporary or classic, fiction or nonfiction, piece of literature written by a woman.

Meetings & Book Selections for 2015

Women Authors 2015 collage

who-will-run-the-frog-hospital1Jan. 5   •      Who Will Run The Frog Hospital  by Lorrie Moore

Realizing during a trip to Paris that she no longer loves her husband, Berie Carr remembers her childhood in upstate New York, where she shared a deep friendship with a captivating older girl named Sils.


my beloved worldFeb. 16   •    My Beloved World   by Sonia Sotomayor

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.


stonecutterMar. 30  •      The Stonecutter’s Aria by Carol Faenzi

A “must read” for Italian Americans who take pride in the contributions Italian immigrants have made and continue to make to America. The Stonecutter’s Aria is a tribute to the mostly anonymous stonecarvers whose artisan skills have been left as a hallmark on America’s glorious national monuments.


five days at memorialMay 11    •   Five Days at Memorial  by Sheri Fink

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice.


a tale for the time beingJune 22   •    A Tale for the Time Being  by Ruth Ozeki

“A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”

Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.


the unamericans - molly antopolAug. 17    •   The Unamericans  by Molly Antopol

 A stunning exploration of characters shaped by the forces of history, the debut work of fiction by a 2013 National Book Foundation “5 Under 35″ Honoree.

Again and again, Molly Antopol’s deeply sympathetic characters struggle for footing in an uncertain world, hounded by forces beyond their control. Their voices are intimate and powerful and they resonate with searing beauty. Antopol is a superb young talent, and The UnAmericans will long be remembered for its wit, humanity, and heart.


StationElevenNorthAmericaSept. 28   •   Station Eleven  by Emily St. John Mandel

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.


Nov. 2     •   Book Selection Night


lilaNov. 16    •  Lila  by Marilynne Robinson

A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping

Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder.

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