Virtual Jewish Book Club
August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely
The Jewish book club (separate from the Israeli book club ) meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 1 PM at the JCC to discuss selected books by Jewish authors.
This month’s book is The Book of V. by Anna Solomon. The following review came from the site goodreads:
Lily is a mother and a daughter. And a second wife. And a writer, maybe? Or she was going to be, before she had children. Now, in her rented Brooklyn apartment, she’s grappling with her sexual and intellectual desires while also trying to manage her roles as a mother and a wife.
Vivian Barr seems to be the perfect political wife, dedicated to helping her charismatic and ambitious husband find success in Watergate-era Washington D.C. But one night he demands a humiliating favor, and her refusal to obey changes the course of her life—along with the lives of others.
Esther is a fiercely independent young woman in ancient Persia, where she and her uncle’s tribe live a tenuous existence outside the palace walls. When an innocent mistake results in devastating consequences for her people, she is offered up as a sacrifice to please the king, in the hopes that she will save them all.
Following in the tradition of The Hours and The Red Tent, The Book of V. is a bold and contemporary investigation into the enduring expectations and restraints placed on women’s lives.
If you are interested in joining the book club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.