Temple Book Club
Start Date/Time: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7:00 PM
End Date/Time: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 9:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Adult Education


A date has been set, a book selected, and author lined up to join our inaugural Temple Book Club meeting on the evening of Tuesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. We will read Saving Sophie by Ronald Balson, the author of Once We Were Brothers. In our new Madge Rothschild Resource Center, Mr. Balson will join us via video-conferencing for our discussion.

The novel is a thriller, following Chicago accountant Jack Sommers, as he tries to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her maternal grandfather, who is a suspected Palestinian terrorist. Jack also happens to be a suspect in a huge embezzlement case, and is on the run. The book is connected to Mr. Balson’s first novel only through Liam and Catherine, the investigators in both books.

Our hope with this program is to start a book club for Temple members that will meet on a fairly regular basis.  Following discussion of Saving Sophie, those attending will have the opportunity to plan meeting times and reading material for the group going forward.  We will have resources available from the Jewish Book Council, the sponsor of the 45-minute “Live Chat” with the author, to help plan for the group.

 There will be no cost for the program, though we encourage members to purchase the book wherever possible, as that is part of our agreement for the video-conference program.  We do have one copy of Saving Sophie now in our library at the Madge Rothschild Resource Center. Further details and reservation information will be provided closer to the event.

Created by Beth On Monday, November 7, 2016 9:25 AM