Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 29, 2014

Six-part Women in Literature book study group begins Feb. 19 at Blake Library

For immediate release:  January 28, 2014
Contact:  Susan Opasik,  Martin County Library System, 772-463-2863  

Women in Literature Part XV, a six-session book study group facilitated by Jeri Butler, Kim Carvel and Gail Johnson, will take place Wednesday, February 19 through March 26 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart.  Funded by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc., the sessions are free and open to the public. A limited number of books are available at the Blake Library Circulation desk. Signup is not required.

Among the questions addressed during this series are: What characterizes women characters? How are they different from male characters? Are gender differences cultural or biological? What kinds of plots are associated with women, and how do they see their lives and possibilities?

Book discussion schedule:
Feb. 19 “The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (Jeri Butler)
Feb. 26 “Persuasion” by Jane Austen (Kim Carvel)
March 5 “Short Stories,” Susan Cahill, editor (Gail Johnson)
March 12 “Italian Shoes” by Henning Mankell (Jeri Butler)
March 19 “The White” by Deborah Larsen (Kim Carvel)
March 26 “Short Stories,” Susan Cahill, editor (Gail Johnson)

For more information or to learn about the Martin County Library System, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location or visit the library website at




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