Sunday, June 2nd, 10:00 a.m.
The Braun library book club is on the move this summer!
Praise for our featured book
“[An] ingenious work that circles around the rise of a state, the tragic destiny of a mother, a boy’s creation of a new self.” — The New Yorker
“One of the most enchanting and deeply satisfying books that I have read in many years.” — New Republic
In July and August we plan to meet at
Brew Coffee Spot
6101 Lake Murray Boulevard
La Mesa 91942
Upcoming Dates and Selections
- Sunday, July 7th, our book is Murder in Jerusalem by Batya Gur.
- Sunday, August. 4th, we’re reading A Pigeon and a Boy by Meir Shalev.
The meetings begin at 10:00. We’d love to see some new faces. Please join us!
What We’ve Read in the Past
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The River Midnight by Lilian Nattel
I am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
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.
Click here for the full article.