Monthly Book Clubs

  • THE UNEXPECTED SPY - Monday, November 1, 10 AM

    THE UNEXPECTED SPY: FROM THE CIA TO THE FBI, MY SECRET LIFE TAKING DOWN SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST NOTORIOUS TERRORISTS by Tracy Walder
    The Unexpected Spy is the riveting story of Walder's tenure in the CIA and, later, the FBI. In high-security, steel-walled rooms in Virginia, Walder watched al-Qaeda members with drones as President Bush looked over her shoulder and CIA Director George Tenet brought her donuts.

  • THE DRESSMAKERS OF AUSCHWITZ - Monday, December 6, 10 AM

    THE DRESSMAKERS OF AUSCHWITZ: THE TRUE STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO SEWED TO SURVIVE by Lucy Adlington
    A powerful chronicle of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes at an extraordinary fashion workshop created within one of the most notorious WWII death camps.

  • THE SLAUGHTERMAN'S DAUGHTER, Monday, January 10, 10 AM

    THE SLAUGHTERMAN'S DAUGHTER by Yaniv Iczkovits
    Winner of the 2021 Wingate Literary Prize, An irresistible, picaresque tale of two Jewish sisters in late-nineteenth-century Russia, The Slaughterman’s Daughter is filled with “boundless imagination and a vibrant style” (David Grossman).

  • ONCE WE WERE SLAVES - Monday, February 7, 10 AM

    ONCE WE WERE SLAVES: THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF A MULTI-RACIAL JEWISH FAMILY by Laura Arnold Leibman uncovers the lost history of a prominent NY City Jewish family. Though heiress Blanche Moses (1859–1946) obsessively collected family records, she “drew an uncharacteristic blank” when it came to the maternal line of her grandmother, Sarah Brandon Moses (1798–1829), and great-uncle, Isaac Lopez Brandon (1793–1855), whose father was the “wealthiest Jew” on the island of Barbados.

  • 999: THE EXTRAORDINARY YOUNG WOMEN - March 7, 10 AM

    999: THE EXTRAORDINARY YOUNG WOMEN OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL JEWISH TRANSPORT TO AUSCHWITZ by Heather Dune Macadam The untold story of some of WW2’s most hidden figures and the heartbreaking tragedy that unites them all. Readers of Born Survivors and A Train Near Magdeburg will devour the tragic tale of the first 999 women in Auschwitz concentration camp. This is the hauntingly resonant true story that everyone should know.

  • THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS - April 4, 10 AM

    THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS by Jennifer Rosner, a National Jewish Book Award Finalist "Rosner’s exquisite, heart-rending debut novel is proof that there’s always going to be room for another story about World War II....This is an absolutely beautiful and necessary novel, full of heartbreak but also hope, about the bond between mother and daughter, and the sacrifices made for love." —The New York Times

  • EXILE MUSIC - Monday, May 2, 10 AM

    EXILE MUSIC by Jennifer Steil, Based on an unexplored slice of World War II history, Exile Music is the captivating story of a young Jewish girl whose family flees refined and urbane Vienna for safe harbor in the mountains of Bolivia.