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Join us on Thursday, January 18th at 7:30 p.m. at Oak Park Temple where we will discuss The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

 

This book centers around one day in the life of Baruch Kotler, a Soviet Jewish dissident who now finds himself a disgraced Israeli politician. When he refuses to back down from a contrary stand regarding the settlements in the West Bank, his political opponents expose his affair, and the besieged couple escapes to Yalta. There, shockingly, Kotler encounters the former friend whose denunciation sent him to the Gulag almost forty years earlier. Kotler must face the ultimate reckoning, both with those who have betrayed him and with those whom he has betrayed, friend and family alike.  In prose that is elegant, sly, precise, and devastating in its awareness of the human heart, David Bezmozgis has rendered a story for the ages, an inquest into the nature of fate and consequence, love and forgiveness. The Betrayers is a high-wire act, a powerful tale of morality and sacrifice that will haunt readers long after they turn the final page.

Copies will be available at the Oak Park Public Library. Please contact Sheila Pont at swpont@gmail.com if you have any questions.

ANYONE AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME you don’t have to be a woman, just need a desire to talk about great Jewish books!  Join us and see what a fun group of people we are!

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