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Fall Book Group 5779

Tuesday October 2, 7:45, The LT Library - Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda is a novel by George Eliot, first published in 1876. It was the last novel she completed and the only one set in the contemporary Victorian society of her day. The work's mixture of social satire and moral searching, along with its sympathetic rendering of Jewish proto-Zionist and Kabbalistic ideas, has made it the controversial final statement of one of the most renowned of Victorian novelists.

While this book is long, it’s worth it! Discussion will be facilitated by John Delehanty & Nancy Goodman. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 14, 7:45, The LT Library - The Muralist

The Muralist is a novel by B.A. Shapiro. When Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?

This group will be fascilitated by Ilene Gottesfeld.

For all groups, refreshments will be served. No RSVPs necessary.