"Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out Of This Wild And Glorious Life"
by Jen Hatmaker
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Jen Hatmaker believes backbone is the birthright of every woman. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision.
But somehow women have gotten the message that pain and failure mean they must be doing things wrong, that they messed up the rules or tricks for a seamless life. As it turns out, every last woman faces confusion and loss, missteps and catastrophic malfunctions, no matter how much she is doing "right." Struggle doesn't mean they're weak; it means they're alive.
Jen offers a round of hilarious tales, frank honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. She parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere who, like her, sometimes hide in the car eating crackers but also want to get back up and get back out, to live undaunted "in the moment" no matter what the moments hold.
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"The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Stanislaw is determined to escape the Russians and follow his brother to America, a land where anything seems possible.
With all the men off to war, Fritzi and her sisters must learn men's work--from fixing flats to driving the tow truck. They add their own touches, too: neat little caps, short skirts and roller skates, and the All-Girl Filling Station is born. Their peace doesn't last long though: skilled women are needed to fly planes for the war effort.
Mrs Sookie Earle has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to putting her feet up. but then one day a package arrives. It's contents knock Sookie sideways, propelling her back to the 1940's, and four irrepressible sisters whose wartime adventures force them to re-imagine who they are, and what they are capable of.