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Book Club

November 15 @ 10:00am - 11:30am

My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner by Meir Shalev

Hilarious and touching, Grandma Tonia and her regulations come richly to life in a narrative that circles around the arrival into the family’s dusty agricultural midst of the big, shiny American sweeper sent as a gift by Great-uncle Yeshayahu (he who shockingly emigrated to the sinful capitalist heaven of Los Angeles!).  …The fate of Tonia’s “svieeperr”—hidden away for decades in a spotless closed-off bathroom after its initial use—is a family mystery that Shalev determines to solve.  The result, in this cheerful translation by Evan Fallenberg, is pure delight, as Shalev brings to life the obsessive but loving Tonia, the pioneers who gave his childhood its spirit of wonder, and the grit and humor of people building ever-new lives.—National Jewish Book Club  2018-2019

$2.00 suggested donation per guest.

RSVP: (914) 631-1770 adulted@tba-ny.org

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Date:
November 15
Time:
10:00am - 11:30am
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Organizer

Adult Ed.
Phone:
(914) 631-1770
Email:
adulted@tba-ny.org

Venue

Temple Beth Abraham
25 Leroy Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States
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Phone:
(914) 631-9661