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Book Club @Shaaray Tefila
Tuesday, March 10 @6:30pm-8:00pm
Dates: Tuesdays @7:00pm • 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9
We hope you will join us for a thoughtful discussion of the third selection in our newly imagined book club, The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin. The Immortalists tells the story of four siblings who learn the date of each of their deaths from a traveling psychic and how that informs their lives.
We are skipping the book club in February and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 pm.
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Learn more about The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin:
If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?
It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.
The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in ’80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.
“A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.” – goodreads.com
Wednesday, June 10 @7:00pm-8:00pm