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The Temple Book Club

The Temple Book Club meets monthly to discuss contemporary books, sometimes with a Jewish theme and sometimes not. The members select the books, and there ensues lively discussions, arguments, even digressions. Meetings are usually on the second Sunday of each month. For the summer, our schedules are more erratic, but often include brunch.

If you need more information, please contact Laurie Handshu at lauriehandshu@gmail.com For updated information about current books and plans, see The Temple View.

Recent Books:

We Are Water
by Wally Lamb

The Orphan Master's Son
by Adam Johnson

The Telling Room : a story of love, betrayal, revenge, and the world's greatest piece of cheese
by Michael Paterniti

Elsewhere by Richard Russo

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Round House by Louise Erdrich

Old Filth by Jane Gardem (at Temple)

Canada by Richard Ford (at Temple)

TheArt of Fielding, by Chad Harbach (at Temple)

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, by Deborah Feldman

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Foreskin's Lament : A Memoir by Shalom Auslander

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Book Thief by Markus Zusak 

Drop City by T.C. Boyle

Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw, by Mark Bowden

A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, by Erik Larson

Apples & Oranges by Marie Brenner

Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart

Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Stout

The Frozen Rabbi, by Steve Stern

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, Tim Wise

Gourmet Rhapsody, Muriel Barbery

Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver


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