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Book Club - Call it Sleep by Henry Roth

Monday, September 9, 2019 9 Elul 5779

12:00 PMChicago Loop Synagogue, 16 S. Clark

Call It Sleep is the story of a Galician Jewish immigrant family in New York in the early part of the twentieth century. Six-year-old David Schearl has a close and loving relationship with his mother Genya but his father Albert is aloof, resentful and angry toward his wife and son. David's development takes place between fear of his father's potential violence and the degradation of life in the streets of the tenement slums. After the family has begun settling into their life in New York, Genya's sister Bertha arrives from Austrian Galicia (today Western Ukraine) to stay with them. Bertha's coarse and uninhibited nature offends Albert and her presence in the home renews and exacerbates the tension in the family.

It is our hope that you will take a moment to read this lovely book and join us for a lively discussion. Book Club leaders are volunteers and book suggestions are welcome. Don't forget to register.

If you would like to reserve a kosher boxed lunch, call the synagogue office two days prior to place your order. Lunch is available for $15.00 per meeting.

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