The Mount Zion Israel Book Club meets every other month to discuss books by Israeli authors, set in Israel. We read fiction by Amos Oz, David Grossman, etc, and non-fiction: biographies, memoirs of kibbutz life, life in the military; high-tech, water. The group seeks to understand the life and the land of Israel through its own literature. All are welcome. Questions, call/text Jonathan Eisenthal at 651-260-6263, or email at email@example.com
Upcoming Group Events
We are reading the science fiction novel Central Station by Lavie Tidhar. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, this story takes place in Tel Aviv several centuries in the future where the most prominent feature in the skyline is no longer Shalom Meir Tower, but Central Station, an hourglass shaped spaceport reaching hundreds of stories into the sky. From the book jacket: “When (Israeli) Boris Aaron Chong reluctantly returns to Central Station from Mars, he finds (Tel Aviv in) utter chaos. His ex-lover is raising a child who taps into minds with the touch of a finger. Boris’s father has a multi-generational mind-plague. His space-faring cousin is infatuated with a cyborg robotnik. And an erratic data vampire has followed Boris home…” Mount Zion Library has a copy of the book. Questions, email Jonathan Eisenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Group Events
Bring fruit or dessert to share if you wish. Bagels, lox and cream cheese will be provided.
Israel’s master novelist, David Grossman’s latest book is a tale told in the course of a comedian’s two-hour stand-up show, in which he experiences a life crisis and reveals intimate and surprising details of his life’s journey.
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