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Book cover: THe Waiting Room

Book Club Choices: The Waiting Room

June 18, 2017

This absorbing novel takes place during a spring day in Haifa, Israel. It is the story of young and eight-month pregnant physician Dina. Dina originally comes from Melbourne, a city that took in a large amount of Jewish refugees following WWII.  When she falls in love with Eitan, who was raised in an Israeli Kibbutz,…

Book cover: Find Me

Book Club Choices: Find Me

June 18, 2017

When Jar learns that Rosa, the love of his life, has committed suicide, he can’t believe it, even though he knows she was very depressed over the death of her father. In addition to the fact that her body has never been found, Jar just knows that Rosa wouldn’t leave him this way. Jar isn’t…

Further Reading: Clouds

June 18, 2017

James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. In his prepared remarks (PDF), made public yesterday, the recently ousted F.B.I. director shared the details of his meetings with President Trump, recorded in memo form, during which the President made several references to the harm his presumed ties with Russia have caused on his ability to govern. In a metaphorical flourish,…

Nancy Pearl balancing books on her head, book cover: George and Lizzie

Nancy & George & Lizzie

June 18, 2017

Given Nancy Pearl’s expert and ardent book recommendations in her best-selling Book Lust series, her public-radio appearances, and her monthly television show, readers have come to know what sort of novels she loves best. When George & Lizzie arrives in September, Pearl fans will discover whether her reading preferences shaped her first novel. As soon…

Book cover: Here I Am

All in the Family: Here I Am, by Jonathan Safran Foer

June 18, 2017

The disintegration of a Jewish family launches a Talmudic outpouring of analysis and debate over all things large and small. Family and what it means to be Jewish, subjects of infinite complexity, are novelist Foer’s preoccupation and inspiration. In his first novel in 11 years—a far longer, edgier, and more caustically funny tale than Everything…


Find Books for a Book Club

There’s a question I always ask whenever I visit a book club: “What’s the best book you’ve ever discussed?” This is a surefire way to start a lively discussion, one that always begins with the books the group has enjoyed and inevitably transitions to those they haven’t. Eventually, the group will conclude that the best…

Find A Book Club

Joining a book club can seem impossible if you don’t know where to look but you’ll find like-minded book lovers at the following tried-and-tested places. BOOK CLUBS IRL The Library Always the best place for aspiring book clubbers to start. Head to the reference desk and ask the person there about book clubs she’s sure…


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