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In the Flathead Valley, the Hadassah Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. We meet at a restaurant or park or home, enjoying food for our stomachs as well as food for our minds. Contact Melissa Werner at mswerner@centurytel.net for location information. New readers are always welcome!

Books we are reading:


  May             Potok, Chaim. The Chosen

   Apr              Lee, Tosea. Havah: The Story of Eve

   March         Jacobson, Howard. The Finkler Question

   Feb              Etzioni-Halevy, Eva. The Song of Hanah

   Jan               Barry W. Holtz, Back to the Sources: Reading the Classical Jewish Tests 


   Dec               Kohn, Rebbecca. The Gilded Chamber

   Oct,  Nov      Wouk, Herman. Inside, Outside

   August          Edghill, India. A Novel of Soloman and Sheba--Wisdom's Daughter

   July               Kertzer, David. The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

  June               Meir, Golda. My Life

   May              Toro, Sandra. My Fire Possessed

   April             Klinghoffer, David. The Israel Test

   Feb               Hershon, Joanna. The German Bride

   Jan               Yellin, Tamar. The Genizah at the House of Shepher


   Dec               Ackerman, Diane. The Zookeeper's Wife

   Nov              Anton, Maggie. Rashi's Daughters: Rachel

   Oct               Anton, Maggie. Rashi's Daughters:  Miriam

   Sept              Anton, Maggie. Rashi's Daughters: Joheved

                        This is the first of a series. The other two daughters are Joheved and Miriam
                        See http://www.rashisdaughters.com/author.html

   August          Manseau, Peter. Songs for the Butcher's Daughter
                        For other books by Manseau, see the author's website at

   July               Etzioni-Halevy, Eva. Garden of Ruth

   June              Idlibym, Ranya, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner, 
                        The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian and a Jew–Three Women 
                        Search for Understanding

   May              Lagnado, Lucette. The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: 
                        My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

   April              Roth, Phillip, Operation Shylock: A Confession

   March            Albom, Mitch, Have a Little Faith 

   Feb                Chabon, Michael, The Yiddish Policeman's Union

   Jan                 Sofer, Dalia. The Septembers of Shiraz


   November        Shalev, Meir and Evan Fallenberg. A Pigeon and a Boy: A Novel

   Sept-Oct         Kallos, Stephanie, Broken for You

   August            Zusak, Markus, The Book Thief

   July                 de Rosney, Tatiana, Sarah's Key

In Helena, the Hadassah Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday evening of the month at 7 pm, except for summer months. We will resume our book club after the High Holy days. Meetings take place at a member's home or a public place chosen by each month's host.

Contact Karen Semple at semplekl@msn.com or call 406-443-3376.

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