We have had an active Book Group at Temple Beth Torah for many years. We enthusiastically welcome new participants (men and women). Currently our meetings are approximately every six weeks, on Monday evenings at TBT starting at 7:00 pm.
TBT BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS: February 2022 – July 2022
The following list was compiled from several sources: books recommended by members of our Book Club mailing list, Hadassah magazine, the Jewish Book Council, the North Shore JCC and other sources. We take reviews/information about each book from what we find online. This list was reviewed and approved at our June 2021 meeting. We have tried to alternate “heavy” subject matter with “lighter” subject matter. We are always open to book suggestions. The list may be reviewed and altered as we move through the year.
Morningside Heights is an upper west side neighborhood of Manhattan. This is a compassionate novel about marriage surviving hardships. It takes place in 1999 in New York, as this old-fashioned neighborhood is rapidly gentrifying.
The author tells the remarkable history of how two families participated in an economic boom that opened China to the world but remained blind to the country’s deep inequality and to the political turmoil at their doorsteps.
Inspired by a true story. A young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish young children flee the Nazis.
A mother’s memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her.
Button Man by Andrew Gross
The Song of the Jade Lily by Kristy Manning
We Love Anderson Cooper by R.L. Maizes
The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl by Marra B. Gad
The Daughter’s Tale: A Novel by Armando Lucas Correa
The Book of Separation by Tova Merliss
Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro
Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris
The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich
The Catcher was a Spy: Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff
The Beautiful Possible by Amy Gottlieb
Girl from Berlin by Ronald Balsom
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo: A Novel by Michael David Lukas
The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman
Odessa, Odessa by Barbara Artson
Kaddish.com by Nathan Englander
Millard Salter’s Last Day by Jacob Appel