Sunday, February 7th, 10:00 a.m.
February 7th, 2021
Visible City (2014) (256 pp) by Tova Mirvis
After chaotic days of wrangling and soothing her young children, Nina spends her evenings spying on the quiet, contented older couple across the street. But one night, through her same window, she spies a young couple in the throes of passion. Who are these people, and what happened to her symbol of domestic happiness? Soon, Nina crosses paths with both couples on the streets of her Upper West Side neighborhood and, as anonymity gives way to different forms of intimacy, all begin to confront their own desires and disappointments. Shrewdly and artfully, Mirvis explores the boundaries between our own lives and the lives of others. From its lavish ghost subway stations to its hidden stained-glass windows, Visible City conjures a New York City teeming with buried treasures. An utterly perfect, deeply moving evocation of contemporary Manhattan.
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The Braun Library Book Club meets most months (usually on the first Sunday of the month) at 10:30 a.m. All meetings are currently held via Zoom.
Books are chosen by the group, and represent a variety of genres, all with a connection to Jewish history or culture. There is no fee, and meetings are open to all interested TIS members.
Multiple copies of all books are available for loan from the Braun Library (contactless pickup from the TIS parking lot). To reserve, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Most books are also available to download in eBook and Audible formats.
The book club is supported by generous donors to the Braun Library fund. Donate here.
March 7th, 2021
Three Floors Up (2015) (255 pp) by Eshkol Nevo
April 11th, 2021
The Yid: A Novel (2016) (320 pp) by Paul Goldberg
All books are all available for loan from the Braun Library. In addition, we have used copies of most books for purchase. Write to email@example.com for contactless pick-up.
The History of Love – Nicole Krauss
The Worlds We Think We Know – Dalia Rosenfeld
The Ghost of Hannah Mendes — Naomi Ragen
A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir — Lev Golinkin
The Color of Water — James McBride
The Hotel Neversink — Adam O’Fallon Price
People of the Book — Geraldine Brooks
Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel — Jonathan Safran Foer
Drawing in the Dust — Zoe Klein
A Bend in the Stars — Rachel Barenbaum
The Muralist: A novel — B.A. Shapiro
The Secret Chord — Geraldine Brooks
Moonglow — Michael Chabon
Naamah — Sarah Blake
Bee Season — Myla Goldberg
A Marriage of Opposites — Alice Hoffman
A Pigeon and a Boy — Meir Shalev
A Tale of Love and Darkness — Amos Oz
The Golem and the Jinni — Helene Wecker
The River Midnight — Lilian Nattel
I am Forbidden — Anouk Markovits
Mr. Mani — Abraham B. Yehoshua,
Ritual Bath — Faye Kellerman
Waking Lions — Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
The Chosen — Chaim Potok
American Pastoral — Philip Roth
Bread Givers — Anzia Yezierska
Einstein and the Rabbi — Naomi Levy
The Best Place on Earth, — Ayelet Tsabari
The Weight of Ink — Rachel Kadish