Announcing a new Meetup for The New Orleans Book Club Meetup Group!What
: December Book Discussion : "TO THE END OF THE LAND" by David Grossman, 2010When
: Saturday, December 18,[masked]:00 AMWhere
: Cafe Nicaud
632 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
Our main selection for December is the brand new TO THE END OF THE LAND, by David Grossman. 600 pages.
We meet at Cafe' Rose Nicaud (Marigny Triangle) on the third Saturday of each month -- this time, exactly one week before Christmas.
For more info, contact Guy Henoumont at[masked] or at [address removed] .
Acclaimed Israeli author Grossman serves up a powerful meditation on war, friendship, and family. Instead of celebrating her son Ofer?s discharge from the Israeli Army, Ora finds her life turned upside down and inside out when he reenlists and is sent back to the front for a major offensive. Unable to bear the thought of sitting alone waiting for the ?notifiers? to bring her bad news, the recently separated Ora decides to hike in the Galilee, where she will be both anonymous and inaccessible. Joined by her estranged best friend and former lover Avram, a recluse who never recovered from the brutality he experienced as a POW during the Yom Kippur War, she narrates the story of her doomed marriage to Ilan and her often arduous journey as a mother. As Ora and Avram travel back and forth through time via shared memories, the toll exacted by living in a land and among a people constantly at war is excruciatingly evident. Grossman, whose own son was killed during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, writes directly from the heart in this scorching antiwar novel. --Margaret Flanagan
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