United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | 314-469-0700

UH Book Club: The Marriage of Opposites

July 7, 2016, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Spielberg Chapel

Join us for the UH Book Club as we discuss the book The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Growing up, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle’s daughter. Rachel is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family.

You can join us for just one session if you like a particular book or come to all of the sessions. There is no long-term commitment necessary. So that we know how many people to expect, RSVP to April Hickman.


Upcoming Book Selections

August 4: The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
September 1: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlan
November 3: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philip Senoker
December 1: In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
January 5: The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
February 2: The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
March 2: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
April 6: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
May 4: The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark
June 1: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald