Resilience is hosting a virtual summer book club from May 2020 through August 2020. Please see below for more details.

Resilience Summer Book Club

Click here to register for the July discussion.
Click here to read our July discussion questions and recommended further readings.

Resilience is continuing to stay connected with the community this summer through our virtual Summer Book Club series. Join us as we come together to discuss topics like sexuality, family, relationships, incarceration, and more through our four chosen titles. Click here to download the series flyer. If you have additional questions, please contact Candice Tindell at

Join us this June as we read and discuss A Woman Is No Man, Etaf Rum’s story of culture and honor, secrets and betrayals, love and violence. Three generations of Palestinian-American women in contemporary Brooklyn are torn between individual desire and the strict mores of traditional Arab culture in this powerful, heartbreaking, and hopeful debut novel–an emotionally resonant and culturally relevant story of love, secrets, courage, and duty that speaks to the lives and experiences of all women today, giving voice to the silenced and agency to the oppressed.

Wednesday May 27, 2020
5:30–6:30pm CT
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Thursday, June 25, 2020
5:30–6:30pm CT
Normal People by Sally Rooney

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
5:30–6:30pm CT
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
Dial in using your phone: United States +1 (571) 317-3122
Access code: 805-248-701

Thursday, August 27, 2020
5:30–6:30pm CT
Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons by Ayelet Waldman and Robin Levi

You can find all participating books at any of these places:

Book Club, Candice Tindell, Summer 2020, Virtual Book Club