BookBar Book Club with Julie Kibler

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This month, join author Julie Kibler for a book club discussion of Home For Erring and Outcast Girls.

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JULIE KIBLER is the author of the national bestseller Calling Me Home. When not writing, she enjoys travel, independent films, music, photography, and corralling her teenagers and rescue dogs. She lives in Texas.

About the Book: In turn-of-the-twentieth-century Texas, “fallen” women—those whose birth, circumstances, or personal tragedies have resigned them to the dangerous poverty of the streets—have one hope: the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls. Built in 1903 in the dusty, tumbleweed outpost of Arlington, the progressive home for cast-out women was the first of its kind to offer faith, training, and rehabilitation to women without forcibly separating them from their children. It is here that Lizzie Bates, abused and drug-addled with a young daughter, and Mattie McBride, jilted by the married man who fathered her ailing son, meet and form an unbreakable friendship that will see them through unbearable loss, heartbreak, difficult choices, and ultimately, diverging paths.

A century later, Cate Sutton, a reclusive university librarian, uncovers the hidden histories of the two troubled women as she stumbles on the archives, and the cemetery, of Berachah’s former grounds. Pulled to dig deeper by an indescribable connection, what she discovers about their stories leads her to confront her own heartbreaking past and to reclaim the life she thought she’d let go of forever. With great pathos and powerful emotional resonance, Home for Erring and Outcast Girls explores the dark roads that lead us to ruin and the paths we take to get back to ourselves.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Home for Erring and Outcast Girls: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451499332
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - July 23rd, 2019