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Please join us every month or any month to enjoy engaging discussions and rich fellowship. Copies of each book are on reserve at the Westport Public Library or available for purchase online. Feel free to bring your lunch to our digital conversation, along with your insights and opinions. Book group discussion leaders are TI Clergy, staff and congregants. No RSVP necessary. 

January  14

The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah

Discussion Leader:
Nancy Isaacs

The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France–a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

Advanced registration for this Zoom Meeting is required. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email which contains information about joining the meeting.

March  11

Focus
Arthur Miller

Discussion Leader:
Maggie Kneip

Written in 1945, Focus was Arthur Miller’s first novel and one of the first books to directly confront American anti-Semitism. It remains as chilling and incisive today as it was at the time of its controversial debut.

April 8

To The Edge Of Sorrow
Aharon Appelfeld

Discussion Leader:
To be Announced

From “fiction’s foremost chronicler of the Holocaust” (Philip Roth), here is a haunting novel about an unforgettable group of Jewish partisans fighting the Nazis during World War II.

Battling numbing cold, ever-present hunger, and German soldiers determined to hunt them down, four dozen resistance fighters—escapees from a nearby ghetto—hide in a Ukrainian forest, determined to survive the war, sabotage the German war effort, and rescue as many Jews as they can from the trains taking them to concentration camps.

May  13

The Collini Case
Ferdinand Von Schirach

Discussion Leader:
Rabbi Elana Nemitoff-Bresler

The internationally bestselling courtroom drama centering on a young German lawyer and a case involving World War II.

A bestseller in Germany since its 2011 release—with rights sold in seventeen countries— The Collini Case combines the classic courtroom procedural with modern European history in a legal thriller worthy of John Grisham and Scott Turow.

June 10

The Aleppo Codex: In Pursuit Of One Of  The World’s Most Coveted, Sacred and Mysterious Books
Matti Friedman

Discussion Leader:
Rabbi Michael Friedman

Journalist Matti Friedman’s true-life detective story traces how this precious manuscript was smuggled from its hiding place in Syria into the newly founded state of Israel and how and why many of its most sacred and valuable pages went missing.