Jewish Book Club selections for January-June 2022

The Jewish Book Club is a great way for book lovers to enjoy getting to know each other through lively discussion about great books with Jewish and literary value. Selections are mostly fiction, occasional biography/memoir or historical non-fiction.
For now, the book club will continue meeting on Zoom at 12:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

If you would like to take part, please email IHC librarian Evelyn Pockrass to receive the Zoom link.

May 10, 2022

Eternal, by Lisa Scottoline.
Part romance, part World War II tale of life in Italy centering on the Jewish Ghetto area in Rome.  Marco, Elizabetta, and Sandro mature from their teenage years into heroic characters during the brutality of the Nazi invasion of Italy.


June 14, 2022
The Matzah Ball, by Jean Meltzer.
More “fluff” than we usually read, Meltzer’s comical romance story also addresses certain deeper issues: chronic medical conditions, the effects of parents’ divorce on children, the pressures of being a child of famous parents, and religious conflicts.