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Jewish Book Discussion Group

Read, and dive into a new world. Join in a lively discussion of Jewish-themed books from a variety of genres–fiction, memoir, history, and more.

Books provided by Jewish Community Library’s Book Club in a Box.

Join other readers for a lively discussion of Jewish-themed books on loan from the Jewish Community Library’s Book Club in a Box. Facilitator Jim Van Buskirk, coordinator of Book Club in a Box, leads a lively and intelligent discussion each month. Registration suggested.

October Selection: Memento Park by Mark Sarvas
When a Hollywood character actor gets a call about a painting allegedly looted from his family by Nazis in 1944 Budapest, his life is thrown into personal, professional, and spiritual turmoil. Of the many questions asked—about family and identity, about art and history—a central, unanswerable predicament lingers: How do we move forward when the past looms unreasonably large?

Discussion Group meets Tuesday, October 29 at 10:30 am.

November Selection: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro
Confronted with the stunning news that her father was not her biological father, the acclaimed novelist and memoirist explores the intersections of family secrets, memory, history, biology and identity.

Discussion Group meets Tuesday, November 26 at 10:30 am.