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Thursday, May 19

7:00pm via Zoom

Our book selection for April is 

The Prison Minyan by Jonathan Stone

 

Welcome to America’s only Jewish prison...

rugelach, blintzes, and a quest for vengeance from the highest tier of the US government

 

The scene is Otisville Prison, upstate New York. A crew of fraudsters, tax evaders, trigamists, and forgers discuss matters of right and wrong in a Talmudic study and prayer group, or "minyan," led by a rabbi who’s a fellow convict.

 

Jonathan Stone brings the sensibility of Saul Bellow and Philip Roth to the post-truth era in a sharply comic novel that is also wise, profound, and deeply moral.

Please join us for a fun and friendly discussion via Zoom.

Suggestions for books to read are always welcome! Tentative titles for future dates include:

Once a Girl, Always a Boy: A Family Memoir of a Transgender Journey by Jo Ivester

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro