Shaaray Tefila March Book Club

04 Mar @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Members only 
Online only

Join the Shaaray Tefila Book Club on Zoom for their March meeting. This month’s book is Where I Am by Dana Shema-Ur.


From Amazon:
“Establishes Dana Shem-Ur as one of the rising stars of the new Israeli literature.”—Joshua Cohen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Netanyahus

A piercing novel about life abroad in a cultural setting not one’s own: Reut is an Israeli translator living in Paris with a French husband and their child. She’s made sacrifices for her family but now feels a simmering discontent and estrangement that erupts at a festive dinner party with affluent, intellectual friends. During the sumptuous meal, she navigates a tangle of cultural codes with which she’s never been fully at ease. This is a novel about big life choices that examines a woman’s attitudes toward belonging to a man, to a culture, to a language. Where I Am is an intimate, witty book portraying a profoundly human yearning to stop everything, to lay down one’s head, and to feel—if only for a moment—at home.

Purchase the book HERE

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