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JourneyWoman September Book Club: Travel by Book

Published 5 months ago • 3 min read

Dear JourneyWoman,

This month, all eyes are on Morocco with its devastating earthquake. Morocco is also the setting for Maria Dueñas' "The Seamstress" (also known as "The Time In Between"), a fascinating story that takes place during the Spanish Civil War. When you sign up for this month's book club, we'll donate all proceeds to earthquake relief and Education for All, an organization we have supported in the past, thanks to a recommendation from Alice Morrison, author of "From Morocco to Timbuktu", our May 2021 Book of the Month.

We're thrilled to share our next six books with you, taking us from October into April 2024. Thank you to everyone who voted! We really appreciate your active participation. Watch our video to learn more and sign up for the October 18 book club right away! We also want to feature podcasts in this newsletter so if you have recommendations, please send us a tip!

Everyone is welcome at our monthly book club discussions, whether you've read the book or not. These are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 pm ET. To learn more please visit our Book Club Page here. For those who cannot make it, subscribe to our YouTube channel to see recordings, which are generally up within a week of the event. Remember, when you buy a book using the links on our site, it helps support our book club, so thank you!

Happy travels!

Carolyn, Sally Jane, Wendy and Tina

Travel to Tangiers with "The Seamstress" by Maria Dueñas

In Maria Duenas’ best-selling historical fiction novel, we learn about the Spanish Civil War from the perspective of a seamstress turned skillful spy in Morocco. Join us on September 20, 8 pm ET for our monthly book club, with donations going to Education for All in Morocco.

Meet Ruth Malloy, 91, Author, "Brightening My Corner"

Throughout her decades-long career, Ruth Malloy has worked tirelessly to foster intercultural dialogue and justice for marginalized groups. Join us on September 28 to meet Ruth and other 80+ authors at a special webinar hosted by Diana Eden.

Our Next Six Books: How You Voted!

Our readers have spoken! Find out what books made it into our Book Club and watch our announcement video with Carolyn, Tina and Sally.

We have hundreds of books on our page! When you purchase a book on you are supporting small independent bookstores.

10 Great Books Set in South America

Great reads from authors like Ann Patchett, Isabelle Allende, Gabriél Gárcia Marquez and more to take you to this southern continent.

Podcasts we Love

There are lots of women inspiring us on podcasts. Some of our favourites include:

Make Your Own Map: Host Lisa Niver shows you how small steps can lead to big results and how to be courageous in the world of travel. Listen to JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray's recent interview here. Lisa has also just published her new book, "Brave-ish, One Break-up, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty" which you can purchase or download here.

Hot Flashes and Cool Topics: This podcast for women in midlife and beyond is working to change the narrative for this chapter of life. If you're in Nashville join hosts Colleen Rosenblum and Bridgett Biagi Garratt on October 8 for a special afternoon of talks and guest speakers. Use promo code FF15 for 15% off. Details here. Listen to JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray's interview here.

Soul of Travel Podcast: Host Christine Irrick Winebrenner interviews fearless women in travel, including Poonam Rawat-Hahne, Esme Benjamin, Juliana Dever and more. Learn more and subscribe here.

The Midlife Reinvention: Coach Kavita Ahuja interviews women about their journeys, changing careers and more. Read more here.

Have a favourite podcast? Share it with us here.

Upcoming Events

September 20 Book Club: "The Seamstress" set in Morocco and Spain

Memoirs Series: September 28, 8 pm ET: Hosted by Diana Eden, we'll meet three women in their 80s and 90s who have recently written their memoirs.

October 18: Book Club: "The Dictionary of Lost Words"

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