The Temple Book Group typically meets at 1:00pm on the second Wednesday of every month in the Hartzmark Library.
Email Jane Rothstein at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and the Zoom link.
Wednesday, February 14: The Missing File by D.A. Mishani
The inspiration for the Peacock Original series The Calling, streaming now!
“A tense, gripping page-turner that I devoured in two days—it’s hard to believe it’s a debut.” — S.J. Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep
Israeli detective Avraham Avraham must find a teenage boy gone missing from the suburbs of Tel Aviv in this first volume in the thrilling crime series by D. A. Mishani.
Crimes in Avraham’s quiet suburb are generally not all that complex. But when a sixteen-year-old boy goes missing and a schoolteacher offers up a baffling complication, Avraham finds himself questioning everything he thought he knew about his life.
Told through alternating points of view, The Missing File is an emotionally wrought, character-driven page-turner with plenty of twists and turns. It’s a mystery that will leave readers questioning the notions of innocence and guilt, and the nebulous nature of truth.
Wednesday, March 13: Tunnels by Rutu Modan
A graphic novel by an Eisner Award-winning Israeli creator in celebration of Will Eisner Week!
A race for the Ark of the Covenant finds an exploration into the ethics and world of the international antiquity trade.
When a great antiquities collector is forced to donate his entire collection to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Nili Broshi sees her last chance to finish an archaeological expedition begun decades earlier―a dig that could possibly yield the most important religious artifact in the Middle East. Motivated by the desire to reinstate her father’s legacy as a great archaeologist after he was marginalized by his rival, Nili enlists a ragtag crew―a religious nationalist and his band of hilltop youths, her traitorous brother, and her childhood Palestinian friend, now an archaeological smuggler. As Nili’s father slips deeper into dementia, warring factions close in on and fight over the Ark of the Covenant!
Wednesday, April 10: Discussion with Lynn Quintrell, book TBA
Lynn Quintrell, the owner of Appletree Books in Cleveland Heights, joins us for discussion!
Wednesday, May 8: Discussion with Rabbi Roger Klein, Time’s Echo… by Jeremy Eichler
Rabbi Roger C. Klein will lead a discussion of Jeremy Eichler’s book, Time’s Echo: The Second World War, the Holocaust and the Music of Remembrance, which recently selected as the Jewish Book Council’s Jewish Book of the Year as well as the winner of the National Jewish Book Award in two additional categories. Free and open to the public. This event will be livestreamed. No registration required.
Wednesday, June 5: Stockholm by Noa Yedlin
“A seriously funny take on death and dying.” —Kirkus, Starred Review
An ingeniously plotted dark comedy by Noa Yedlin, “a master at tone,” about aging and friendship following a tight-knit circle of seniors as they attempt to hide the death of one of their best friends so he can win the Nobel Prize for Economics.
Avishay is up for the Nobel Prize for Economics. There’s just one problem—he’s dead. His four closest friends agree that the well-earned prize must stay within his grasp, and so conspire to conceal Avishay’s corpse until the committee’s announcement. The potential of a glorious legacy for their late friend – and by extension, for them all – is only a mere eight days away. What could go wrong?