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Young Israel Book Club

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 17 Iyyar 5779

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM110 Ames Street, Sharon, MA 02067

At our next Young Israel of Sharon Book Club meeting we will be discussing The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown. The Lake on Fire is an epic narrative that begins among 19th century Jewish immigrants on a failing Wisconsin farm. Dazzled by lore of the American dream, Chaya and her strange, brilliant, young brother Asher stowaway to Chicago; what they discover there, however, is a Gilded Age as empty a façade as the beautiful Columbian Exposition luring thousands to Lake Michigan’s shore. The pair scrapes together a meager living—Chaya in a cigar factory; Asher, roaming the city and stealing books and jewelry to share with the poor, until they find different paths of escape. An examination of family, love, and revolution, this profound tale resonates eerily with today’s current events and tumultuous social landscape. (from Amazon.com). https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/the-lake-on-fire All book club 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. We also try to ensure that there are sufficient copies available through the Sharon Public Library system for all of our book club selections. New members are always welcome. Hope to see you there!

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