This book group aims to learn and share perspectives on what makes a meaningful life. Through readings and discussions on faith, spirituality, and wellness it hopes to inspire within us a courageous curiosity and an intimate understanding of the diverse spiritaul approaches and practices towards wellbeing and balance. It aspires to do so by exploring a variety of genres, which include fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs. Join us in the readings gallery the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00pm. Authors do not attend.
Wednesday, February 7th, 2:00pm
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams's search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love.