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Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 • 4 Cheshvan 5778

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us for a geography lesson of the heart. Ruth Feldman will lead us in a discussion of The Best Place on Earth (HarperCollins Canada), a collection of short stories by Ayelet Tsabari. A child of the 1970s and 1980s, Tsabari was born in Israel to a family of Yemeni descent.

“I grew up not seeing myself and my family in literature,” she says, “so writing The Best Place on Earth was a way to create the characters that were missing from my childhood stories." The eleven short stories go beyond Israel and investigate the complexities of immigration, identity, and belonging. As one reader writes, “[J]ust try picking up this book without having your preconceived notions prodded into a mess of noisy contradictions. And it’s all done so lightly….”

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