September Book Club

September Book Club and Potluck Event


All are welcome!


Date: Monday, September 20, 2021

Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 8:30 PM

Discussion Leader: Carol Jordan

Location: Private Home/Diane Fleming

Potluck: Bring a side dish


This is still the monsoon season, so the weather may not co-operate.  If we need to be indoors, we will have to cancel the pot luck portion of the meeting.  We then have a choice of whether to have the meeting indoors at Diane's home WEARING MASKS or staying home and joining the meeting on Zoom. 


To attend the meeting on zoom,  

Click this link to join from a computer: https://zoom.us/j/337700714

Dial in by phone: 346-248-7799 (no account needed)   Meeting ID: 337 700 714 

or Sign on to the zoom meeting through the church website


For the location address for this event, please contact Erica Saade our church Administrator at cogs@ucccogs.org. You may also contact her during business hours at (505) 856-1004


The Book - THE FOUR WINDS

Author: Kristen Hannah


Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows.

By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive.

In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family.


The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.



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