Wow...book club last night was unbelievably special. I’m surrounded by the most amazing humans every month. I’ve made friendships and learned so much from them. They’ve supported me and laughed at my terrible jokes. Last night, they threw me a surprise party to congratulate me on my marriage! Needless to say, it was amazing! Thank you all so much! Thank you to our amazing sponsors too. Our new sponsor North Memorial Health was amazing tonight! I can’t thank Ashley Gulden enough for her time with us.Thanks to Green Mill for our delicious dinner and Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) for the amazing suggestions and t-shirts.
In September, we read "Brain on Fire" which is a true story, and there's a movie on Netflix. Most everyone liked it!
In October, we're reading "Orphan Train". We'll be meeting at the radio station on Thursday, October 25th 6p-8p at (1600 Utica Ave S. St. Louis Park 5th floor-it's in the West End area). Dinner will be provided by Green Mill, and we'll have official book club t-shirts from MELSA! Book Club is now full!
North Memorial Health will be joining us again! I'm so happy they're sponsoring the next couple of months. I'm excited because I like trying new things, and our sponsors make the event so much better. This month, Dr. Gulden led us in some breathing exercises. We'll try something new in October!
About the book:
Molly Ayer has been in foster care since she was eight years old. Most of the time, Molly knows it’s her attitude that’s the problem, but after being shipped from one family to another, she’s had her fair share of adults treating her like an inconvenience. So when Molly’s forced to help a wealthy elderly woman clean out her attic for community service, Molly is wary.
But from the moment they meet, Molly realizes that Vivian isn’t like any of the adults she’s encountered before. Vivian asks Molly questions about her life and actually listens to the answers.
Soon Molly sees they have more in common than she thought. Vivian was an orphan, too—an Irish immigrant to New York City who was put on a so-called “orphan train” to the Midwest with hundreds of other children—and she can understand, better than anyone else, the emotional binds that have been making Molly’s life so hard.
Together, they not only clear boxes of past mementos from Vivian’s attic, but forge a path of friendship, forgiveness, and new beginnings.