The Morning Book Club Announces its "Chai" Reading Season

By Reporter Staff

The 18th “chai” reading season of the Morning Book Club will begin on Wednesday, July 7, at 10:30 am, on Zoom. The club has been meeting on Zoom since the spring of 2020. All meetings take place on Wednesday mornings.

“We look forward to returning to Temple Concord when the temple decides it is safe to hold our meetings in person,” said organizers. “At that time, we will become a ‘hybrid book club,’ which will allow us to participate from temple, home, the library or wherever we happen to be on the first Wednesday of the month! No more cancellations due to wintry weather!”

The books for the July 2021-June 2022 season are: 
July 7 – “Count to a Thousand” by Caroline Goldberg Igra
August 4 – “Evening: A Novel” by Nessa Rapoport 
September 1 – “Mother Land: A Novel” by Leah Franqui 
October 6 – “The Lost Shtetl: A Novel” by Max Gross
November 3 – “The Other Einstein: A Novel” by Marie Benedict
December 1 – “The Paris Library: A Novel” by Janet Skeslien Charles 
January 5 – “Exile Music: A Novel” by Jennifer Steil
February 2 – “The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men” by Eric Lichtblau
March 2 – “The Book of Lost Names: A Novel” by Kristin Harmel 
April 6 – “Hannah’s War” by Jan Eliasberg 
May 4 – “Eli’s Promise: A Novel” by Ronald H. Balson 
June 1 – “A Place at the Table” by Saadia Faruqui and Laura Shovan
All books were published between 2014 and 2021, and are available on e-readers or in print editions.