Sisterhood Book Club
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Adult Reading Room, RAMBAM Center (Library)
Contact: Lori Fabry, email@example.com, 305.972.9585
A dynamic and engaging opportunity to discuss books that are sure to generate conversation about a multitude of topics.
Thursday, September 12th, 7:00–9:00 pm
Adult Reading Room, RAMBAM Center • RSVP
by Nathan Englander
The Pulitzer finalist delivers his best work yet — brilliant, streamlined comic novel, reminiscent of early Philip Roth and of his own most masterful stories, about a son's failure to say Kaddish for his father. Larry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for 11 months. To the horror and dismay of his mother and sisters, Larry refuses — thus imperiling the fate of his father's soul. To appease them, and in penance for failing to mourn his father correctly, he hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father's soul safely to rest.
This is Nathan Englander's freshest and funniest work to date — a satire that touches, lightly and with unforgettable humor, on the conflict between religious and secular worlds, and the hypocrisies that run through both. A novel about atonement; about spiritual redemption; and about the soul-sickening temptations of the internet, which, like God, is everywhere.
Please join us for a potluck dinner and discussion. Let us know what you will be bringing (appetizer, main course, salad, side dish, dessert, beverages or wine). Contact Lori Fabry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305.972.9585 with any questions or to have your name included on the Whoozin list. Everyone is welcome to be part of this fun evening!