Beth Shalom Book Club
Informal, Friendly and Fun! Love to read and spend time with new friends? Please come join us! We generally have a very, very informal potluck dinner related to the book and then settle in for some terrific conversation. Please contact Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fall and Winter Schedule:
October 21, 2017: A Broken Hallelujah The Life of Leonard Cohen, by Liel Leibovitz
December 2, 2017: Portnoy’s Complaint, by Phillip Roth.
Possibilities for the future:
The Coffee Trader, by David Liss
American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
The View from Nebo: How Archaeology is Rewriting the Bible and Reshaping the Middle East, by Amy Dockser Marcus
The Righteous Mind, by Jonathan Haidt
- – Other books by Michael Chabon, including newly published Moonglow, or the Yiddish Policeman’s Union
- – Amos Oz (Israeli leftist, still alive) – new book Judas, or A Tale of Love and Darkness, or older works such as A Perfect Peace (1985)
- – Y. Agnon (Israeli Nobel laureate in literature)
- – Chaim Potok – lots to choose from.
- Previous Books: Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer; The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown; Guide for the Perplexed, by Dara Horn; In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Erik Larson; The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah; A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin; The Mezuzah in the Madonna’s Foot: Marranos and Other Secret Jews–A Woman Discovers Her Spiritual Heritage by Trudi Alexy; The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker; All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir by Shulem Deen; The Last of the Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon; Dough by Mort Zachter; Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons