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Hadassah Book Group
May 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sara Frank Chapter of Hadassah book group in Burlington, VT meets monthly to discuss books with Jewish content. Meetings are informal and held at each others’ homes weekday evenings. All are welcome to join for interesting discussions, tasty snacks, and socializing. Meetings are at 7:30 P.M. Please contact the host to let her know you plan to attend. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Sherlock at [email protected] , 802-865-2329, or the host. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
TITLE- Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. 2006, 247 pp.
SYNOPSIS-The author returns with an intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America’s heart. Writing in the tradition of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, Marilynne Robinson’s beautiful, spare, and spiritual prose allows “even the faithless reader to feel the possibility of transcendent order” (Slate). In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life. Gilead is the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. [note: this book was included in our list due to its excellence despite not having Jewish content]