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Temple Shalom Book Club 2022-2023


September 18, 2022

Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation by  Martin Fletcher

As longtime chief of NBC’s Tel Aviv news bureau, Martin Fletcher is in a unique position to interpret Israel, and he brings it off in a spectacular and novel manner. He strolled along the entire coast, from Lebanon to Gaza, observing facets of the country that are ignored in news reports, yet tell a different and truer story. Walking Israel is packed with hilarious moments, historical insights, emotional, true-life tale, and, above all, great storytelling.


November 20, 2022

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by  Patrick Radden Keefe

National Book Critics Circle Nominee New York Times Notable Book of the Year * New York Times Best Seller

A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing.


February 12, 2023

Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by  Elyssa Friedland

A family reunion for the ages when two clans convene for the summer at their beloved getaway in the Catskills—perfect for fans of Dirty Dancing and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

In its heyday, The Golden Hotel was the crown jewel of the hotter-than-hot Catskills vacation scene. For more than sixty years, the Goldman and Weingold families – best friends and business partners – have presided over this glamorous resort.


March 5, 2023

Rising Out of Hatred: Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by  Eli Saslow

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, the powerful story of how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mind. This is a book to help us understand the American moment and to help us better understand one another.


April 16, 2023

People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present by  Dara Horn

Winner of the 2021 National Jewish Book Award for Con­tem­po­rary Jew­ish Life and Prac­tice.   Finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, A Wall Street Journal, Chicago Public Library, and Publishers Weekly.

As Horn explores the (not so) shocking attacks on the American Jewish community in recent years, she reveals the subtler dehumanization built into the public piety that surrounds the Jewish past―making the radical argument that the benign reverence we give to past horrors is itself a profound affront to human dignity.

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