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Finally, the sun is shining and summer has finally blossomed.

Now’s the time to sit outside, (don’t forget the sunscreen!) kick off your shoes and relax. Whether it’s in your garden, by the water on a beach, or even at an outdoor café, with a good cup of coffee, a great book makes the ideal companion.

Looking for some suggestions? Here’s a list of some interesting summer reads.

[toggle title=”The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer”]

If you’ve ever been to summer camp, you know what close bonds are forged. This book follows the lives of a group of 6 campers. Decades later, their bond remains. The Interestings explores the ways that class, power, art, money, success and friendship can shift and tilt over the course of a life.[/toggle] [toggle title=”Outwitting History; The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lansky”]

In 1980 , 23 year old Lansky set out to rescue the world’s abandoned Yiddish books. He sent out a worldwide appeal for unwanted Yiddish books. Oh, the adventures this led him on! He and a team of volunteers travelled across the U.S. After 25 years and 1.5 million books later, he set up the National Yiddish Book Center. A great read.[/toggle] [toggle title=”Crossing Cairo; A Jewish Woman’s Encounter With Egypt by Ruth Sohn”]

A fascinating story of an American couple, both rabbis, and their 2 sons who decide to take a sabbatical for 6 months and go live in Egypt. Ruth’s husband’s area of academic interest is Judaism and Islam. They don’t know whether it will be safe to reveal their Jewish background once there. Their 2 sons,17 and 12 will be going to school there.” Wondering whether it would be possible to cross the boundaries of language, culture and religion to form real friendships and find a real home among the Egyptians, Sohn takes us on a remarkable journey.”[/toggle] [toggle title=”Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community by Dr. Ron Wolfson”]

A timely book for members of Holy Blossom as the synagogue is set to embark on a renovation process. This book outlines methods of relational engagement that Jewish institutions and organizations can use to attract new people and deepen relationships with those already involved.[/toggle] [toggle title=”The Paris Wife by Paula McLain”]

This novel tells a story of ambition and betrayal. It takes place during the 1920’s in Chicago, Toronto and Paris and captures the love affair between Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley.[/toggle]

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