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Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 • 27 Iyyar 5777

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

"A Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman is the next book Havurah's book discussion group selected to discuss.

Here is a brief excerpt about it: "Telling the fictionalized life of Rachel Pissarro, the mother of the famous Impressionist Camille Pissarro, the story unwinds slowly—beginning with Rachel in her youth, growing up in a strict Jewish community on the island of St. Thomas in the early 1800s. Rachel is a headstrong girl who becomes a fierce woman and mother of eleven, initially forced into an arranged marriage at a very young age. But when her older husband dies, she soon falls in love with her husband’s nephew, and her defiance and strength to be with the one she loves manages to supersede her community’s desire for discretion and adherence to custom."

The book also concerns the relationship between mother and her artist son, Camille. We hope you will join us. Please RSVP below.

(Above photo is of a painting on Wikimedia by Camille Pissarro on St. Thomas.)


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