Event Series Jewish Book Club

Jewish Book Club – The Little Liar, by Mitch Albom

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Narrated by Truth, this latest novel by Mitch Albom tells a story of what happens when a truthful child, Nick Krispis, is told a lie, innocently repeats it, and later realizes the consequences of his actions.  The plight of the Greek Jews of Salonika In the 1940s is vividly depicted by Albom’s skilled, distinctive, page-turning […]

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Jewish Book Club – The Only Daughter, by A.B. Yehoshua

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   Translated from the Hebrew by  Stuart Schoffman   Uniquely written by a well-known Israeli author, this novella, which takes place in Italy, was published in English in 2023.  Unfortunately, Yehoshua had died in 2022 and his translator friend, Schoffman, had died in 2021.      Yehoshua’s work has an entrancing quality as it focuses on […]

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Jewish Book Club – The Enemy Beside Me, by Naomi Rage

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What was the fate of Lithuanian Jews before and after World War Two?  Naomi Ragen’s forceful novel presents a brutal picture.  She also presents an emotional narrative of a contemporary Israeli woman, Mila Gottstein, who, as well as her adult children, is distraught over the unimagined dissolution of her decades-long marriage.  Though the family members […]