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Bookmarks: Coffee & Camaradrie
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
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Book Marks: Coffee and Camaraderie

Love to read? Come join our lively discussion of everything from novels to biographies to memoirs. Join us with a warm cup of coffee or tea. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Sibley Senior Association will email the Zoom link to registrants each month. Note that the same Zoom Link is used every month, however the same Zoom link is used for every meeting.

If you are a newcomer, please register here, or e-mail [email protected], or call 202-364-7602.


September 13


by Alice Hoffman

From Amazon.com:

“A luminous, Marquez-esque tale” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from The New York Times bestselling author: a forbidden love story set on a tropical island about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism. Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. 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. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her older 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, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.