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MCJC Book Club November 2017

November 9, 2017 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 pm

The MCJC Book Club continues to meet every other month!

Our next meeting will be THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. Our next book is ~”WINDY CITY BLUES” by Renee Rosen.

When her piano talents are discovered by a record company, Leeba becomes an accomplished songwriter and friend to several blues legends before her romance with a black guitarist is met by racism and anti-Semitism in segregated Chicago during the civil rights era.

This book is part of the Spertus One Book, One Community program. We may be able to SKYPE with the author. Please R.S.V.P. to Rita Janowitz at rivkaefs@aol.com.

Please help us choose the books we will be reading from the descriptions of five books below suggested by our facilitator, Rachel Kamin. Send your choices to Rita Janowitz:

Moonglow by Michael Chabon (PB) A man bears witness to his grandfather’s deathbed confessions, which reveal his family’s long buried history and his involvement in a mail-order novelty company, World War II, and the space program.

The First Love Story by Bruce Feiler (PB 3/20/18) Presents a revelatory account of Adam and Eve’s symbolism as central figures in western imagination andtheir role in shaping humanity’s deepest feelings aboutrelationships, family,and togetherness.

Bertrand Court by Michelle Brafman (PB) The author of Washing the Dead intertwines seventeenluminous narratives about the secrets of an unforgettable cast of politicos, filmmakers, and housewives, all tied to a suburban cul-desac.. The author will be in Chicago March 7-11 and is available to present.

Jumping Over Shadows: A Memoir by Annette Gendler (PB) Like her Great-Aunt Resi, Annette Gendler, a German, fell in love with a Jewish man. But, unlike her times,” Gendler found a way to make her impossible love survive. Chicago author; may be available to present.

And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer (PB) A tale inspired by historical events traces the experiences of two women whose lives are transformed by amysterious Johann Sebastian Bach choral masterpiece.

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November 9, 2017
1:30 am - 3:30 pm
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8617 Ridgefield Rd.
Crystal Lake, 60012
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Rita Janowitz

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