Whether we meet in person or via Zoom, we’re excited to share two award-winning titles with Temple members through our book club this year. Through the LiveChat program of the Jewish Book Council, we will discuss these two titles virtually with authors Talia Carner and Goldie Goldbloom.
For our first meeting on Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m., we’ll discuss The Third Daughter by Talia Carner, a finalist for this year’s National Jewish Book Award in the Book Club category.
A novel, it takes on the dark period of sex trafficking of Russian women to South America in the late 19th century. Batya is a 14-year-old girl when she is taken to “America” by a wealthy stranger who promises to marry her. She ends up in Buenos Aires, and the story continues from there. Look for a Zoom link as the date gets closer.
On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, we’ll discuss On Division by Goldie Goldbloom, the winner of this year’s American Jewish Libraries Jewish Fiction Award.
Set in present-day Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the novel centers around 57-year-old Surie Eckstein. After discovering she is pregnant with her eleventh child at this advanced age, she begins to question the dynamics of her Chasidic community.
We hope you’ll check out these noteworthy books and plan to join us for the 2020-2021 Temple Book Club!