Just as a reminder, the September Brown Bag Books book is “Unsheltered: A Novel” by Barbara Kingsolver, Fiction
(She) “captures both the price of profound change and how it can pave the way to for future generations but also for a radiant, unexpected expansion of the heart”O: The Oprah Magazine
Please join us to discuss this intriguing book on September 1 at noon via Zoom.
The October Brown Bag Books book is “The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew , and the Heart of the Middle East” by Sandy Tolan, Non Fiction
In 1967, Bashir Khairi, a 25 yr old Palestinian, journeyed to Israel with the goal of seeing the beloved stone house with the lemon tree behind it that he and his family had fled 19 years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Eshkenazi Landau, a 19 yr old Israeli college student, whose family fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next half-century in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, demonstrating that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and transformation.Amazon
Please join us to discuss this very informative, timely book on October 6 at noon via Zoom.