Join Us for Summer Reading at Doherty

On Pilgrimmage by Jennifer Lash is Chosen for 2008 Summer Reading. 

Program kick-off date: May 29, 2008

Looking for a good read this summer?  We invite students, faculty and staff to read with us during Doherty library’s first annual summer reading project.  Our book of choice this time is the travel memoir On Pilgrimage by Jennifer Lash (available at local bookstores, and elsewhere).

What’s it about? On Pilgrimage is the story of a journey that novelist Jennifer Lash takes alone after she was diagnosed and treated for cancer.  Lash is a lapsed Catholic who left the Church when she opted for sterilization after the birth of her seventh child.  Lash speaks with great admiration and respect for the Faith and the faithful.  There is nothing polemic, dogmatic or heretical for either Catholics or non-Catholics, but sensitive readers should be aware that on a pilgrimage through Europe, Lash visits places important to the Catholic faith and that Lash does not always present orthodox theology.  Lash is the mother of the actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes.  Since the publication of the book, Lash has passed away.

Summer Reading Events:  The summer reading program will kick off Thursday May 29th with a free luncheon from 12-1pm at Doherty.  Book discussions will follow at the Black Lab beginning at 5:15 on Thursday June 26th and continuing on Thursday July 24th (Black Lab events are “BYOBA” – Buy your own beer and appetizers!). 

Program packets and cool door prizes will be given out at the May 29th luncheon in Doherty library.  So join us for some summer reading fun!
To register contact the Reference Department at 713-525-2188 or


Mary & Rachel



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