Book Club

GSB parents and alumni parents are invited to be a part of the PA Book Club this fall to discuss our next interesting and entertaining read.

Cover of Maggie Doyne's Between the Mountain and the Sky

Between the Mountain and the Sky 
by Maggie Doyne

This true story radiates hope and shows us the goodness that is possible when a single person--regardless of age--takes action to help another and, in the process, changes the lives of hundreds.

Maggie’s story begins in suburban New Jersey, in a comfortable middle-class family that supports her decision to travel the world during a gap year before starting college.

During her travels, the trajectory of her life alters when she has a surprise encounter with a Nepali girl breaking rocks in a quarry. Maggie decides to invest her life savings of five thousand dollars to buy a piece of land and open a children’s home in Nepal.

It’s a coming-of-age story about a young woman suspended between two worlds, as well as the love, loss, healing, and hope she experiences along the way.

NOTE: Author Maggie Doyne visited campus to speak to both students and parents on October 18, 2022. Hosted by Common Ground Speaks and The Parents’ Association

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Previous Book Club Reads:

Our first recommended book was Stamped - Racism, Anti-Racism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X Kendi, a powerful book that gives a historical basis for where we find ourselves today.  

Our second recommended book was Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, a young adult novel that portrays a teen's life and touches on mental illness and how it affects the protagonist's family.

Our third recommended book was The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett, a book about identical twins taking two very different paths in life. This riveting story explores how our past shapes us and looks at identity and what it means to stay true to ourselves.

Our fourth recommended book was Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, a novel that “captures the messy essence of being human…It’s clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry” (The Washington Post). 

Our fifth recommended book was The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. Based on a true story, Moyes weaves a poignant tale about the real women who brought the written word to the downtrodden and forgotten people of rural Kentucky during the Great Depression. 

Questions? Contact our PA Book Club Co-Chairs

Sheri Cohen
Michelle Leo

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