March 2023 Book Club

The Barbizon
March 2023 Book Club Selection

On March 23, 2023 we will discuss The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free by Paulina Bren.

The Barbizon tells the story of New York’s most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women-both famous and ordinary-who passed through its doors. World War I had liberated women from home and hearth, setting them on the path to political enfranchisement and gainful employment.  They wanted what men already had-exclusive residential hotels that catered to their needs, with daily maid service, cultural programs, workout rooms, and private dining. The Barbizon would become the most famous residential hotel of them all. The Barbizon’s residents read like a “who’s who”. It gave women a chance to remake themselves however they pleased. No place had existed like it before or has since.

We’ll meet on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm on Zoom. If we get at least 4 people who express interest to meet “in person” (by March20th), we will meet in-person at Cross of Glory and Zoom the meeting for those who want to attend remotely.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Nabors.

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