Rabbi Amy Ehrlich will join us for our February Book Club discussion. This discussion will center on “The Book of V”, A Novel by Anna Solomon.
The Book of V is the story of 3 women in different places and time, and their personal struggles with themselves and their roles as women:
Lily is a mother and a daughter. And a second wife. And a writer, maybe? Or she was going to be, before she had children. Now, in her rented Brooklyn apartment she’s grappling with her sexual and intellectual desires, while also trying to manage her roles as a mother and a wife in 2016. Vivian Barr seems to be the perfect political wife, dedicated to helping her charismatic and ambitious husband find success in Watergate-era Washington D.C. But one night he demands a humiliating favor, and her refusal to obey changes the course of her life―along with the lives of others. Esther is a fiercely independent young woman in ancient Persia, where she and her uncle’s tribe live a tenuous existence outside the palace walls. When an innocent mistake results in devastating consequences for her people, she is offered up as a sacrifice to please the King, in the hopes that she will save them all.
In Anna Solomon’s The Book of V, these three characters’ riveting stories overlap and ultimately collide, illuminating how women’s lives have and have not changed over thousands of years.
A few copies of the book will be available from the temple library on a rotating basis. Pick up is available at the 1 East 65th St. Lobby Security desk Monday thru Friday between 2:30 and 5 PM ONLY. Please sign out the book and once you are done reading, return the book back to 1 East 65th St lobby desk so that another temple member will have an opportunity to enjoy the book. Please call ahead first, to see if there are books available before coming to temple to retrieve a copy. 212-744-1400 ext. 249. E-book links may be available upon request. Please email for the link.
This book club discussion is only open to temple members. There is no charge for this event, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants the day before the session.
RSVP no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, February 17th to receive the link to join book club session.