January 5, 2017, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
United Hebrew Congregation
13788 Conway Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
Join us for a discussion of the book The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar. An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, Lakshmi is desperately lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage to a domineering man who limits her world to their small restaurant and grocery store. Moved by her plight, Maggie treats Lakshmi in her home office for free, quickly realizing that the despondent woman doesn’t need a shrink; she needs a friend. Determined to empower Lakshmi as a woman who feels valued in her own right, Maggie abandons protocol, and soon doctor and patient have become close friends.
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
February 2: The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck
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