Eleven Hours novel for BookIt!

Millie SnyderChurchwide, Uncategorized

Eleven Hours is a tightly constructed novel about one woman’s labor and delivery experience interwoven with the story of the nurse who attends her. I think the book captures the fear and uncertainty that pregnancy, labor and delivery evoke. Surprisingly, there are very few accounts of the birth experience in novels. Why? I have interacted with the author by email … Read More

Confessions, by Kanae Minato

Millie SnyderChurchwide, Uncategorized

Our November BookIt selection is Confessions, by Kanae Minato. Minato was a home economics teacher and housewife in Japan before she wrote this debut novel.  The novel has won all sorts of awards and was made into a movie (a nominee for best foreign language film at the 2010 Oscars). This book is dark and disturbing. Do you find any … Read More

In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist

Millie SnyderUncategorized

The BookIt! selection for September is In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist written by Ruchama King Feuerman. I emailed Ruchama and she was delighted to learn we would be reading and discussing her book. She shared that she has written a short story sequel to the novel that is available through Narrative Magazine on-line. You can create an account for … Read More

Grier Heights Build

Lauren McClenahanUncategorized

We’re building our second Habitat House in six months for our neighbors in Grier Heights. Habitat for Humanity Charlotte was established in 1983 through the efforts of seven Charlotte churches to strengthen the community by providing low-income families with safe, decent and affordable housing. Since then, more than 1,450 low-income families have been served in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Since 2008, MPPC in … Read More