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...

BOOK GROUP READING WAGENSTEIN

Current read for the CBA Book Group is Angel Wagenstein’s ISAAC’S TORAH. (Fiction, Bulgarian, 2000; English , 2008, 304pgs. Translated into several languages.) Isaac — name changed, has very real experiences, is born in pre-WWI in the Kolodetz shtetl...

Book Group Update: two meetings in February

Our CBA book group will meet on Sunday, Feb. 13, at my home, probably outside, weather permitting. Each participant will speak 5-10 min. about a book of their own choosing. On Sunday, Feb. 27, we will discuss Helene Wecker’s  THE HIDDEN PALACE. “In 2013,...

One Bay One Book for January

We will be getting the yearly ONE BAY ONE BOOK — a selection that many people throughout the SF Bay Area are reading this Jewish year. It’s called THE HIDDEN PALACE by Helene Wecker. “In 2013, Pleasanton author Helene Wecker published her first novel, “The Golem...

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

Now, the Beth Ami Book Group is reading contemporary Israeli author Etgar Keret’s short stories called SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR (2012, 188 pgs.) Like his memoir (THE SEVEN GOOD YEARS., which we read last month.), most of his stories are concise vignettes,...