Sandra Dallas Book Club Picks
PBR Review: Gracy is a midwife in a small mining town in Colorado. She has a deep love of midwifery and is devoted to her family. Reading her story draws the reader into the life of a woman and a midwife living in 1880. Life was hard, you More


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Talking Points: Gracy, her life, tenacity, strength and values will be great for book club discussion. There are a lot of womens issues covered in this book too. Midwifery is an interesting topic and since this story takes place at a time when doctors were taking over the practice, it will make for even better discussion. The book also touches on adultery, loyalty and a mothers love.
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PBR Review: Based on true events, this is a story of survival. It focuses on four members of the Martin Handcart Company as they made the 1,300-mile journey from Iowa to Salt lake City. Through these four women, the author highlights a pi More


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Talking Points: There is a lot to irk and vex in this book. For starters the self important Mormon leaders who make bad decisions and give bad advice based on the belief they are being divinely guided. Plural marriage and the servile treatment of women is contrasted to the strength and courage these woman displayed against the harshest circumstances.
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