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Book Club: To the End of the Land by David Grossman
May 10 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
To the End of the Land, by David Grossman
Ora, a middle aged Israeli mother, is about to celebrate her son Ofra’s release from army service. Instead he returns to the front for a major offensive. Upset by her son’s decision, she sets out on a journey through the Galilee, avoiding all news of the fighting, in the hopes of also avoiding the dreaded knock on the door notifying her of the most horrible news imaginable- her son’s death. If she is not at home, her son’s death cannot happen. Ora is accompanied on her travels by Avram, her son’s biological father, who has never met Ofra, and who is the best friend of her ex-husband. As they travel, Ora describes the realities of daily life in Israel, raising children amidst the background of continuous warfare and strife. Ora believes that Israel has no future. “It doesn’t really have a chance, this country. It just doesn’t.”
Will you agree with her when you finish reading this book?
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