Join us on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. as Cynthia Good begins her class on Great Jewish Books.
The first novel, is The Afterlife of Stars by Joe Kertes (Canadian)
Award winning author Joe Kertes provides an intriguing sequel to his novel Gratitude with this story of Robert, age 9.8 and his older brother Attila. The Beck family flee Hungary in 1956, escaping to the Paris townhouse of great-aunt Hermina, the opera singer. Robert and Attila approach the journey as an exciting adventure, but minefields both real and imagined confront them. In this beautifully crafted novel the darkness of life is balanced with an awareness of life’s wonders. As Robert lives and reflects, the reader sees the world anew – in all its terror and glory.
“Blazing with every single good thing that a work of fiction ever does or could do. It is brilliant. Radiant.” Richard Bausch, winner of the Pen/Malamud Award.
Cynthia’s class continues through October 28, 2014.