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TBE Book Club  

 

Wednesday, April 30, 7:30 pm Don't Call It Night by Amos Oz 

The April TBE book club book choice is Don't Call It Night by Amos Oz. 

At Tel-Kedar, a settlement in the Negev desert, the longtime love affair between Theo, a sixty-year-old civil engineer, and Noa, a young schoolteacher, is slowly disintegrating. When a pupil dies under difficult circumstances, the couple and the entire town are thrown into turmoil. Amos Oz explores with brilliant insight the possibilities—and limits—of love and tolerance.  

Read the book and join us for an engaging discussion.  All are welcome.  


Wednesday, May 28, 7:30 pm The Storyteller 

The May TBE Book Club choice is The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.

Sage Singer befriends an old man who's particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone's favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. They strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses…and then he confesses his darkest secret - he deserves to die, because he was a Nazi SS guard. Complicating the matter? Sage's grandmother is a Holocaust survivor.

What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who's committed a truly heinous act ever atone for it with subsequent good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren't the party who was wronged? And most of all - if Sage even considers his request - is it murder, or justice?

Read the book and join us for an engaging discussion.  All are welcome.  



 
Helene Kress, helenewk@rcn.com
Trina Reinach, sreinach@rcn.com
 
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