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Havurat Nashim Book Club

Each month, our sisterhood group meets to discuss a new book, with choices ranging from drama, historical fiction, comedy, and everything in between. Our book club has become a treasured activity for our sisterhood members! 

Our current book: Sadness is a White Bird: A Novel by Moriel Rothman-Zecher

**A 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist**
**A 2018 National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Debut Fiction**

Summary (from Amazon):  In this "nuanced, sharp, and beautifully written" (Michael Chabon) debut novel, a young man prepares to serve in the Israeli army while also trying to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings with his deeply ingrained loyalties to family and country.

Books we have read and explored together over the last few years include:

Jews Don't Count, by David Baddiel
The Storyteller of Casablanca by Fiona Valpy
A Shoe Story, by Jane L. Rosen
The Heaven and Earth Grocery Story, by James McBride
I'd Like to Say Sorry, but There's No One to Say Sorry To, by Mikolaj Grynberg
Out of the Corner by Jennifer Grey
Signal Fires: A Novel by Dani Shapiro
Human Blues: A Novel by Elisa Albert
The Liar, by Ayelet Gundar Goshen
Hope Valley, by Havina Ner-David
Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles, by Rivvy Neshama
The Matzah Ball, by Jean Meltzer
Donna Has Left the Building, by Susan Jane Gilman
The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, by Sarit Yishei
Book of V, by Anna Solomon
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, by Gale Tzemach Lemmon
The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity, by Micah Goodman
To Be a Man: Stories, by Nicole Krauss
Recipes for a Sacred Life, by Rivvy Neshama
The Choice, by Dr. Edith Eva Eger
Rising Out of Hatred, The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, by Eli Saslow
The 100 Most Jewish Recipes, by Alana Newhouse
Wings of Silence, by Dede Fox (a long-time CBSW and Havurat Nashim member!)
I Feel Bad About My Neck, by Nora Ephram
Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate, by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
If All Seas Were Ink: A Memoir, by Ilan Kurshan
The Book of Separation: A Memoir, Tova Mirvis
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottleib
Exodus, by Deborah Feldman
Inheritance, by Dani Shapiro
The Color of Love, by Marra B. Gad
The Floating Feldmans, by Elyssa Friedland
Waking Lions by Ayelet Goshen
When Life Gives You LuluLemons by Lauren Weisberger
Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships by Nina Totenberg
Tue, June 18 2024 12 Sivan 5784