This debut novel by Randy Susan Meyers is a powerful story about sisters whose alcoholic father murders their mother in front of them and then tries, unsuccessfully, to kill both younger daughter Merry and himself. What follows is a 30 year journey of older sister Lulu and Merry from an orphanage to adulthood. Ultimately “a crisis that eerily mirrors the past forces Lulu and Merry to confront what happened years ago.”
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
Sue Monk Kidd (The Mermaid’s Chair, The Secret Life of Bees), describes her spiritual journey from her strict Southern Baptist upbringing to her “nontraditional feminist spiritual experience.” At the heart of the book is a critique of patriarchal Christianity, but the book is written for all audiences interested in spiritual awakening. (And yes, Gents, there is a lot you can learn from this book despite its feminist bent). What Kidd ultimately tackles is her “fear of dissension, confrontation, backlash, a fear of not pleasing, not living up to sanctioned models of femininity.”
We’ve got fun going on all week long! Come join us every day for FREE coffee. Bring your mug and fill up at the circulation desk. There will also be several scavenger hunts, a caption the photo contest and more! For a full line-up and daily updates, please visit the Seeley G. Mudd page on Facebook.
The Mudd has put together a list of resources and information about Abigail Disney and her film “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”. Ms. Disney will deliver her address this Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 11:10 a.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. This convocation is free and open to the public.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Main Hall Forum presentation “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” on February 4th. If you missed it or would like to see the article we discussed and the various responses to it, take a look at our handout.
Well, our best laid plans to show live streaming video of today’s events in D.C. went awry, but that doesn’t mean we gave up. We live to serve! And as evidence groups could be found huddled around office PC monitors throughout the Mudd watching history being made.