Women Who Read Grand Rapids
Women Who Read GR is a book club and lifestyle group for women in West Michigan who love reading good books, or are interested in reading more and need help getting started! Join WWRGR and bond over books with a dynamic group of women hosted by We Are LIT Grand Rapids multicultural bookshop.
More than a book club, Women Who Read GR is a collaborative of women crossing all ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The hope is that through reading, a sisterhood will be established as we bond over books.
Spring Book Club Pick:
The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you.
The Butler family has had their share of trials—as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest—but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives.
Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will. They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband Proctor are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace. The worst part is, not even her sisters are sure exactly what happened.
As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister’s teenage daughters. What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as page-turning as it is important.
Our Last Meet Up:
On March 13, 2019 Women Who Read Grand Rapids got together for its Winter 2019 book club meet-up for A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. The conversation centered around women’s reproductive rights, motherhood, parenting, and everything sociopolitical that comes with each.