The CVUU Women’s Book Group meets regularly for book chats on novels (historical fiction, science fiction, and other genres) and non-fiction over a potluck luncheon. The group aims to provide intellectual stimulation, build relationships, and share good food and recipes.

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, January 26th, 2018, and the group opted to discuss Lydia Netzer’s novel “Shine, Shine, Shine”, her debut novel published in 2012 to great acclaim.  She is a local author.  The novel is described thusly in Goodreads:  “A debut unlike any other, “Shine, Shine, Shine”  is a shocking, searing, breathless love story, a gripping portrait of modern family, and a stunning exploration of love, death and what it means to be human.”  Apparently, three isolated loners encounter one another, building “…a wondrous, strange relationship formed of dark secrets, decades-old murders and the urgent desire for connection.”
The February 23rd book selection will be the memoir  “Educated” by Tara Westover published in 2018, so you may want to get on a wait list at your local library soon for this one? Tara is the daughter of a survivalist fringe Mormon family in the mountains of Idaho where she and her siblings were kept out of public school until she finally seeks enrollment at the age of 17. Her mother is a midwife and herbalist healer,  and her father runs the family junkyard business. She taught herself mathematics and grammar, was admitted to Brigham Young University to study history despite the lack of a high school education on a full Sandy, scholarship and later attended Cambridge and earned a PhD at Harvard.  However, before those academic achievements, she first  had to survive the cruelty of her older brother and the literally crazy expectations of her untreated bipolar father who rejected modern medicine.

Our meeting room is Room 201, the first room to the left as you leave the second floor off the elevator. CVUU is located at 809 S. Military Highway, Virginia Beach, VA.

Contact Vicki C. at landline (757) 638-0737 or Cell phone (757) 469-1397 [email protected] or contact the CVUU office, 757-627-5371, for further information. All women are welcome! (The shared food and discussions are great!)