JBook - Book Club
All of our meetings are at Temple Or Rishon on the 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the library. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven't read the book. We have great noshes and we love shmoozing - about the books and all kinds of other things.
Some books can be found in your local library. Ordering online usually is cheapest if you buy the books. Amazon.com seems to have the best prices overall and if you order multiple new titles at a time and spend $35, you can choose free shipping. They also have used books and electronic ones. We encourage you access Amazon from the TOR website, you pay the same price, and you also do a Mitzvah as TOR gets a fee from Amazon! Go to www.orrishon.org, choose Support Or Rishon, then Amazon.com.
Abebooks.com and Alibris.com are other sites for used books.
Call Alison Braverman at 916-806-8133 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a schedule of the books that we'll read thru March 2019:
Thursday, Feb 28 (Note different date) - The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas (At our meeting we will have the opportunity to skype with the author)
In this “wonderfully rich” (San Francisco Chronicle) novel, a young man journeys from California to Cairo to unravel centuries-old family secrets. WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD IN FICTION | Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the BBC | Longlisted for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Prize | A Penguin Random House International One World, One Book Selection
Michael David Lukas is also the author of the internationally bestselling novel The Oracle of Stamboul, which was a finalist for the California Book Award, the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize and has been published in fifteen languages. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, a student at the American University of Cairo, and a night-shift proofreader in Tel Aviv. A graduate of Brown University, he has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He works at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley and lives in Oakland, California.
Monday, Mar 25 Saving Sophie by Ronald Balson