THE LIAR by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

We will have THE LIAR by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (fiction, 288 pgs., Hebrew, 2018; English translation, 2019) available to borrow in the beginning of July. Nofar is an unhappy teenager working in an ice cream shop when a frustrated customer unleashes an insulting verbal...

Bernard Malamud

Our next read is the classic Bernard Malamud’s THE FIXER (fiction, 352 pgs. 1966.) It won both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize, and is highly recommended by Rita Kagan. Set in Kiev in 1911, a non-observant Jewish handyman refuses to confess to a crime...

Book Group Reader’s Choice

Sunday, February 11, free choice. Each participant does a mini-book report (5-10 min.) on a fiction or non-fiction book of own choosing by a Jewish author or with a Jewish theme. Probably meet at CBA. Come inspire and be inspired! Sunday, February 25, we will discuss...

Beth Ami Book Group

Submitted by Linda Emblen Now we are reading DANCING ARABS by Sayed Kashua (fiction, 227 pgs, Hebrew, 2002; English translation, 2004.) This semi-autobiographical account of Arab Israeli life recounts the story of a Palestinian boy who wins a prestigious scholarship...

CBA BOOK GROUP : WAKING LIONS

Now we’re reading Israeli writer, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s WAKING LIONS (Fiction, 352 pgs. Hebrew 2014; English translation, 2017.) We participate in the SF Jewish Community Library’s Book Club in a Box program. I’ve been warned that this is not...