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Hadassah Book Group
December 22, 2014 @ 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-The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich. Pub. Gallery Bks., 2012, 338 pp.
SYNOPSIS-“Not since Anna Diamant’s The Red Tent …has a novel transported readers so intimately into the complex lives of women centuries ago.” “Hanna Levi is renowned throughout Venice for her gift at coaxing reluctant babies from their mothers using her secret “birthing spoons.” When a count imports her to attend his dying wife and save their unborn son, she is torn: a Papal edict forbids Jews from rendering medical treatment to Christians, but his payment is enough to ransom her husband Isaac…”