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Past Klehr Center For Jewish Life Reading Group Selections

2008 – 2009

* The Septembers of Shiraz, Dalia Sofer

* Contemporary Jewish Voices I: Short Stories

* Panther in the Basement, Amos Oz

* Maus, Art Spiegelman

* Bee Season, Myla Goldberg

* Contemporary Jewish Voices II: Poetry

* There Are Jews in My House, Lara Vapnyar

* Indignation, Philip Roth


2009 – 2010

* A Pigeon and A Boy, Meir Shalev

* Dropped From Heaven, Sophie Judah

* An Almost Perfect Moment, Binnie Kirshenbaum

* Memory, Philippe Grimbert

* The Believers, Zoe Heller

* The Girl From Foreign, Sadia Shepard

* On Borrowed Words, Ilan Stavans

* If You Awaken Love, Emuna Elon

* Secret Life of Saeed, The Ill-fated Pessoptimist, Emile Habiby


2010 – 2011

* A Contract with God, and Other Tenement Stories, Will Eisner

* 36 Arguments for the Existence of God, Rebecca Goldstein

* The Angel of Forgetfulness, Steve Stern

* Away, Amy Bloom

* The Lost:  A Search for Six of Six Million (part 1), Daniel Mendelsohn

* This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathon  Tropper

* Isaac’s Torah, Angel Wagenstein

* The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Michael Chabon

2011 – 2012

* Homesick, Eshkol Nevo

* Sweet Dates in Basra, Jessica Jiji

* Make Me a Woman, Vanessa Davis

* A Tale of Love and Darkness, Amos Oz

* Wherever You Go, Joan Leegant

* The Free World, David Bezmozgis

* Rich Boy, Sharon Pomerantz

* Losers and Keepers in Argentina, Nina Barragan


2012 – 2013

* To The End of the Land,  David Grossman

* Call It Sleep, Henry Roth

* What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne
Frank
, Nathan Englander

* No One Is Here Except All of Us, Ramona Ausubel

* The Little Bride, Anna Solomon

* When General Grant Expelled the Jews, Jonathan D. Sarna

* Adventures of Vaclav The Magnificent and His Lovely Assistant
           Lena, Haley Tanner


2013-2014

* One Hundred Philistine Foreskins, Tova Reich

* The World Without You, Joshua Henkin

* Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People, Larry Ostrer

* The Missing File, D. A. Mishani

* My Name is Asher Lev,  Chaim Potok

* The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg

* The Innocent, Francesca Segal