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