4th Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 8:00pm
If a traditional support group isn’t for you, but you still like the idea of participating in a supportive community following a breast cancer diagnosis, join our book club.
Please register by calling Laura at 585-473-8177.
March Book Club
An enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker—a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry’s brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father’s money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma’s research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction—into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist—but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life.
April Book Club Title: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery
May Book Club Title: Title coming soon.
All Coalition programs are free unless otherwise noted. We invite you to view our program calender here.