Book Club

Our Temple Shalom Book Club is back for its 18th year! Join Janice Zalen and Stu Bassin for lively discussions of quality books. Sessions are on Sunday mornings -- discussion with bagels and coffee. Free and usually quite interesting. Join us.

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Selections for 2017-2018 Book Club Discussions

  • The Far Side of the Sky
    Sun, May 06 2018

    by Daniel Kalla
    May 6, 9:30 am
    Temple Shalom Religious School

    far-sideHistorical fiction about a Viennese surgeon who escapes Austria soon after Kristellnacht and resettles with other Jewish refugees in war-time Shanghai. The book focuses upon the conflicts between the established Jewish community and the refugees, between the Chinese natives and the Japanese invaders, between the German anti-semites and their Japanese allies, and within disparate elements of Chinese society. The challenges to survival in a war-time environment and an unlikely love story form the backdrop to this engrossing tale.