Book Club

Fourth Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

If a traditional support group isn’t for you, but you still like the idea of participating in a supportive community following a breast or gynecologic cancer diagnosis, join our book club. To register, email or call 585-473-8177.

August 22, The Great Alone, by Kristin Hanah, led by Patricia Somerville, M.D.

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Read more

September 26, Life Without a Recipe, by Diana Abu-Jaber led by Ren VanMeenan

On one side, there is Grace: prize-winning author Diana Abu-Jaber’s tough, independent sugar-fiend of a German grandmother, wielding a suitcase full of holiday cookies. On the other, Bud: a flamboyant, spice-obsessed Arab father, full of passionate argument. The two could not agree on anything: not about food, work, or especially about what Diana should do with her life. Grace warned her away from children. Bud wanted her married above all—even if he had to provide the ring. Caught between cultures and lavished with contradictory “advice” from both sides of her family, Diana spent years learning how to ignore others’ well-intentioned prescriptions. Read more

October 24, The Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer, led by Meg Wolitzer

To be admired by someone we admire—we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world. Read more