The Adventure of a Lifetime

This film by Hope Hartman takes viewers on an emotional and personal journey through the lives of eight American women, bonded by a book club formed nearly seventy years ago in the suburbs of wartime Washington, DC.

At a time when social standards prohibited married women from continuing their careers, these young, educated housewives decided to read books and then meet for discussions, “to keep up with what was going on in the world.” As the years unfolded, the club became their saving grace.