Join the Alliance’s Virtual Book Club and gain new perspectives on life and literature–without having to leave home! Our next book will be On Division, by Goldie Goldbloom.
About the book: In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Surie Eckstein and her husband, Yidel, have had a happy marriage and a full life. They have ten children, and they will soon be great-grandparents. The couple was wed when Surie was sixteen, and now, at the ages of 57 and 62, they are looking forward to some quiet time together. But, into this life of counted blessings comes a surprise: Surie is pregnant. It is a shock, and at her age, at this stage it is an aberration, a shift in the proper order of things, and a public display of private life. Surie feels exposed and ashamed, and finds herself unable to share the news even with her husband. And so, for the first time Surie’s life, she has a secret―a secret that slowly separates her from the community.
On Division is a recommendation of the Jewish Book Council.
We will host a discussion session over Zoom on Monday, June 15th at 7:00pm.
To register for this event, please visit this page.