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Sisterhood Daytime Book Discussion
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:30am 11:30am
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Daytime Book Discussion: Join Sisterhood for a discussion on Barren Island by Carol Zoref, a 2nd generation member of TBS. Barren Island is a brilliant coming-of-age novel; Marta's portrait of her youth is informed by the distance she has traveled and the experiences from which she has learned. And the book is also much more. Zoref takes readers to places they have not been or even heard of before-places that might be close geographically, but remain distant in most other ways. The book is a grand testimony to the human spirit and a weighty reminder of the consequences of neglect.

This book received the 2017 National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs' (AWP) Award for the Novel and was longlisted for the National Book Award in Fiction. Zoref's narrative is so beautifully written, so richly perceptive, and so polished that it will surely be given many more accolades. Books are on reserve at Roslyn Library and they will cross honor Shelter Rock Library. Facilitator: Wende Jager-Hyman.