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,...

The Book Group reads Etgar Keret

Israeli contemporary author Etgar Keret, mainly known for his short stories,wrote his 1st non-fiction book, a memoir, called THE SEVEN GOOD YEARS.It is the next read for our CBA Book Group.Short, quick, and full of jokes.Sometimes dark humor.We borrow a box of 12 from...

CBA Book Group: the Last Watchman of Old Cairo

In September we are reading Michael David Lucas’ THE LAST WATCHMAN OF OLD CAIRO (Fiction, 288 pp. 2018.) Loaner books available.Meets in small groups, outside at this time, no Zoom. All CBA members and friends are welcome with RSVP. For further info and comments...