Book Club

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 • 3 Av 5777

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM110 Ames Street, Sharon, MA

For the next meeting of our Young Israel of Sharon Book Club, we will be discussing The Patriots by Sana Krasikov. http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/the-patriots “When the Great Depression hits, Florence Fein leaves Brooklyn College for what appears to be a plum job in Moscow—and the promise of love and independence. But once in Russia, she quickly becomes entangled in a country she can’t escape. Many years later, Florence’s son, Julian, will make the opposite journey, immigrating back to the United States. His work in the oil industry takes him on frequent visits to Moscow, and when he learns that Florence’s KGB file has been opened, he arranges a business trip to uncover the truth about his mother, and to convince his son, Lenny, who is trying to make his fortune in the new Russia, to return home. What he discovers is both chilling and heartbreaking: an untold story of what happened to a generation of Americans abandoned by their country. “The Patriots is a riveting evocation of the Cold War years, told with brilliant insight and extraordinary skill. Alternating between Florence’s and Julian’s perspectives, it is at once a mother-son story and a tale of two countries bound in a dialectic dance; a love story and a spy story; both a grand, old-fashioned epic and a contemporary novel of ideas. Through the history of one family moving back and forth between continents over three generations, The Patriots is a poignant tale of the power of love, the rewards and risks of friendship, and the secrets parents and children keep from one another.” (From Amazon.com.) All books may be purchased from Amazon through the link on the YI website, which will provide Young Israel with 10 percent of the purchase price. There are multiple copies available through the Sharon Public Library system. The Young Israel of Sharon Book Club always welcomes new members. We hope to see you there.

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