Free Choice Book January 15

Book Group for January 8 and/or January 15 free choice. Each participant tells us a little about a fiction or non-fiction book he / she has been reading lately. Something about the author. 5 or 10 minutes. And the rest of us listen and may have a question or 2...

Book group reading with “One Bay One Book”

Our group’s read is Omar Friedlander’s debut collection, The Man Who Sold Air In The Holy Land, the SF Jewish Community Library’s One Bay One Book selection— Jewish people all over the Bay Area are reading it this year. Many related talks on ZOOM and in person. The...

A YOM KIPPUR TIME NOVEL

CBA Book Group is now reading THE BETRAYERS by David Bezmozgis (Fiction, 256 pgs., 2015) for discussion Sunday, October 16, in my sukkah. The book spans 1 Jewish day in the life of a powerful Israeli politician, a former Soviet refusenik. The story takes place mostly...

Book Group is now reading S.Y. Agnon

CBA Book Group is now reading S.Y. Agnon (1888-1970) ‘s TO THIS DAY (Fiction, 177 pgs., Hebrew, 1952; English translation 2008.) AGNON won the NOBEL PRIZE for Literature in 1966. He was the only Nobel Laureate to write in Hebrew. Several years ago, our group...

CBA BOOK GROUP — A.B. YEHOSHUA

We’re currently reading famous Israeli writer A.B. Yehoshua’s THE LIBERATED BRIDE (Fiction, 568 pgs., Hebrew, 2001; English translation, 2004.) Yehoshua, (who died recently) was a 5th generation Israeli and lived in Haifa. He wrote numerous novels and...