Many Voices Reading Circle-December Book Selection

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The book selected for December is Listening to Country: A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong by Ros Moriaty.  We will meet on December 15 at 7:30 pm at the home of Sally Cummings. Call Sally at 201-816-8841 for directions.


An excerpt from Good Reads:

From a trip made by the author to the Australian desert to spend time learning the secrets and hearing the stories of her husband’s family’s matriarchs, comes a warm, intimate account providing rare insight into the spiritual and emotional world of Aboriginal women

An excerpt from Amazin:

Ros Moriarty is a white woman married to an Aboriginal man. Over the course of many visits to her husband’s family, she was fascinated to discover that the older tribal women had a deep sense of happiness and purpose that transcended the abject material poverty, illness and increasing violence of their community – a happiness that she feels is related to an essential ‘warmth of heart’ that these women say has gone missing in today’s world.

In May 2006, she had the chance to spend time in the Tanami Desert in northern central Australia with 200 Aboriginal women, performing women’s Law ceremonies. Listening to Country is the story of that trip and her friendship with these women, as she tells their stories and passes on their wisdom and understanding.

Offering a privileged window into the spiritual and emotional world of Aboriginal women, this book is a moving story of common human experience, the getting and passing on of wisdom, and the deep friendship and bonds between women. It carries a moving and profound sense of optimism in the fundamental humanity we all share.

Full of warmth, honesty and insight, Listening to Country shares a rare and vivid insight into the lives, wisdom, humour and difficulties of the lives of Aboriginal women – right here, right now.”


If you choose to buy this book please consider using the link to Amazon on this website. A portion of the sale will benefit the congregation.