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Book Club

January 11 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm

This month’s selection: As Close To Us As Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner

In 1948, a small stretch of Woodmont, Connecticut shoreline, affectionately named ‘Bagel Beach’, has long been a summer destination for Jewish families. Here sisters Ada, Vivie and Bec assemble at their beloved family cottage, with children in tow and weekend-only husbands who arrive each Friday in time for the Sabbath meal.

During the weekdays, freedom reigns. … But when a terrible accident occurs on the sisters’ watch, a summer of hope and self-discovery transforms into a lifetime of atonement and loss for members of this close-knit clan. Seen through the eyes of Molly, who was 12 years old when she witnessed the accident, this is the story of a tragedy and its aftermath, of expanding lives painfully collapsed. Can Molly, decades after the event, draw from her aunt Bec’s hard-won wisdom and free herself from the burden that destroyed so many others? – National Jewish Book Club 2018-2019

$2.00 suggested donation per guest. RSVP: (914) 631-1770 adulted@tba-ny.org

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January 11
10:00am - 12:00pm
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Adult Ed.
(914) 631-1770


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