What We’re Reading Next
The selection for the March 3rd meeting is I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz, a powerful portrayal of family, faith and history which sweeps the reader across continents and generations, from pre-war Transylvania to present day New York, via Paris and England. …
All meetings are on Sunday mornings, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Braun library.
Upcoming Dates and Selections
Sunday, April 7th, The River Midnight by Lilian Natel
Sunday, May 5th, The Golem and The Jinni by Helen Wecker
What We’ve Read in the Past
Mr. Mani by Abraham B. Yehoshua,
Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
The Chosen by Chaim Potok, paired with a Braun Library film series showing of the movie based on the book
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska
Einstein and the Rabbi by Naomi Levy
The Best Place on Earth, a collection of short stories by Ayelet Tsabari
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
The September 3rd, 2018 issue of the New York Times magazine included an interview with David Peplow, a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in England who has done multiyear ethnographies of book groups.
The article reports that when he asked people why they joined a book club, many said — unsurprisingly — that they wanted to talk about books. But, the article continued, “when he read through transcripts from dozens of hours of recorded group meetings, it became clear that they were grappling to understand themselves more deeply. “Reading and talking about fiction gives people a way of processing things that happened in their lives in a relatively safe space.” Peplow says.
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