Adult Book Club Discussion: "Foreskin's Lament" by Shalom Auslander

Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, January 14, at 1:00 p.m.  We will be discussing the book "Foreskin's Lament" by Shalom Auslander.

Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its traditions, he could not find the path to a life where he didn’t struggle daily with the fear of God’s formidable wrath. Foreskin’s Lament reveals Auslander’s “painfully, cripplingly, incurably, miserably religious” youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox Jewish community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it. His combination of unrelenting humor and anger renders a rich and fascinating portrait of a man grappling with his faith and family.

Copies of the books are available upon request at the library. 

What:  Adult Book Club
When:  Tuesday, January 14, at 1:00 p.m.

Where:  East Troy Lions Public Library

East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2020 

January:  Foreskin's Lament by Shalom Alexander

February:  The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
March:  A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

April:   Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

May:   Madame Secretary by Madeleine Albright

June:   The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

July:  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

August:  Becoming by Michelle Obama

September:  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

October:  Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
November:  Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

December:  The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty