Circle Book Group

This meeting will be at Betsy Groban’s (617) 492-8634 ~ bgroban@aol.com ~ Contact Betsy for the address.

BOOK: An island called home : returning to Jewish Cuba / Ruth Behar. Rutgers University Press, c2007. The discussion will be followed by a 45-minute movie Adio Kerida (Goodbye Dear Love): A Film By Ruth Behar. Six copies of the book in the Minuteman Library Network and three copies at the BPL..

Many copies in the Minuteman Library Network and one copy at the Boston Public Library. “My Father's Paradise is Ariel Sabar's quest to reconcile present and past. As Ariel's father, Yona, travels with him to today's postwar Iraq to find what's left of Yona's birthplace, Ariel brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, telling his family's story and discovering his own role this sweeping saga. What he finds in the Sephardic Jews'  millennia-long survival in Islamic lands is an improbable story of tolerance and hope.” [Summary from Minuteman Library Network.]