Sunday, September 08


GWC Books Abroad September Meeting

Join “Books Abroad” for a discussion of Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro.

Sunday, September 8, 2024, at 10 AM EDT / 4 PM CET 

Lives of Girls and Women, our next Books Abroad selection in honor of Alice Munro, will surprise and charm you. A far cry from our last read, Inside the Second Wave of Feminism? Not really. Yes, it’s literary, yes, it’s a novel. And in its page after page of magnificent and always wow writing we see girls become women and women still bearing the brunt of inequality. 

The time frame is not that long ago for us older ones; the setting is rural, small town Ontario, Canada, but it could be anywhere. Are the girls being prepared to be women, to take their place in society? Are their horizons being opened? 

Alice Munro, Nobel Prize winner in literature in 2013, devoted her writing life to girls and women. She examined in every detail how they and we lived and live.  Alice Munro died on May 13th this  year.  This is a way we can pay homage to a greatly prolific literary figure. 

Lives by Girls and Women may be purchased at your favorite outlet or from

About our Books Abroad “Dynamic Duo” Connie Borde & Sheila Malovany Chevallier: Connie and Sheila are the Founders of the Democrats Abroad France Women’s Caucus in 1992, translators of The Second Sex in English for Random House in 2011, serve on the jury for the Simone de Beauvoir Prize and are active feminists both in the United States and France.

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Sunday, September 08, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Time


This is a virtual event. See the event description above or RSVP for virtual participation options.


Connie Borde & Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
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