A guide to this month's book
Thursday, Oct 24, 2013: Book Discussion - Hostage
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013: Book-Discussion
Thursday, Dec 19, 2013: Book Discussion
1:30 - 3pm
We have two book discussions that meet on the 4th Thursday of each month:
Seniors 1:30 pm
Evening 7:00 pm
For more information, please contact us at (845)786-3800 x18
This guide was created to share some of the books that the Senior Book Discussion Group has read over the years. The group began as part of a grant project in 1995 and is still going strong 18 years later, with 6 of the founding members still attending.
Call Number: Wiesel
Publication Date: 2012-08-21
From Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and author ofNight,a charged, deeply moving novel about the legacy of the Holocaust in today’s troubled world and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s 1975, and Shaltiel Feigenberg—professional storyteller, writer and beloved husband—has been taken hostage: abducted from his home in Brooklyn, blindfolded and tied to a chair in a dark basement. His captors, an Arab and an Italian, don’t explain why the innocent Shaltiel has been chosen, just that his life will be bartered for the freedom of three Palestinian prisoners. As his days of waiting commence, Shaltiel resorts to what he does best, telling stories—to himself and to the men who hold his fate in their hands. With beauty and sensitivity, Wiesel builds the world of Shaltiel’s memories, haunted by the Holocaust and a Europe in the midst of radical change. A Communist brother, a childhood spent hiding from the Nazis in a cellar, the kindness of liberating Russian soldiers, the unrest of the 1960s—these are the stories that unfold in Shaltiel’s captivity, as the outside world breathlessly follows his disappearance and the police move toward a final confrontation with his captors. Impassioned, provocative and insistently humane,Hostageis both a masterly thriller and a profoundly wise meditation on the power of memory to connect us to the past and our shared need for resolution. From the Hardcover edition.
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