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Yiddish Book Center "Stories of Exile" Discussion

"In the Land of the Postscript" by Chava Rosenfarb

2023-10-02 12:30:00 2023-10-02 13:30:00 America/New_York Yiddish Book Center "Stories of Exile" Discussion Join us for a special discussion of "In the Land of the Postscript" by Chava Rosenfarb: short stories, translated from Yiddish. Discussion made possible by the Yiddish Book Center. North Hill Branch Library - Conference Room

Monday, October 02
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-02 12:30:00 2023-10-02 13:30:00 America/New_York Yiddish Book Center "Stories of Exile" Discussion Join us for a special discussion of "In the Land of the Postscript" by Chava Rosenfarb: short stories, translated from Yiddish. Discussion made possible by the Yiddish Book Center. North Hill Branch Library - Conference Room

North Hill Branch Library

Conference Room

Join us for a special discussion of "In the Land of the Postscript" by Chava Rosenfarb: short stories, translated from Yiddish. Discussion made possible by the Yiddish Book Center.

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.535.9423. Those who are registered for the reading group will receive a copy of "In the Land of the Postscript" to read and return to the Library after the book discussion.  

The Akron-Summit County Public Library has been selected as a participating library for the Yiddish Book Center's "Stories of Exile" Reading Groups for Public Libraries for 2023.

At this event in the series, we will discuss "In the Land of the Postscript" by Chava Rosenfarb.

Book summary:

In these seven stories, survivors of the Holocaust play out that tragedy's last acts. Barukh, in "The Greenhorn," is a newly-arrived immigrant in Montreal and is an oddity for reasons beyond the winter coat he continues to wear long into spring. As a dying request, Amalia, in "Last Love," asks her husband to find her a young Parisian lover. In "Edgia's Revenge," Rella, a former kapo, loses her identity over the course of two decades in Montreal to the woman whose life she spared in the camps. "François" is the account of a crumbling marriage; in it, Leah takes on an imaginary lover. The wife in "Little Red Bird" imagines kidnapping a baby from the nursery in the hospital so that she will be able to love, nurture, and raise a child of her own. These are stories of exile, of life, loss, and love. In "Survivors," Chava Rosenfarb takes the Yiddish short story, in the tradition of Isaac Bashevis Singer, and extends it with touches of Philip Roth and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

About the Stories of Exile Series:

The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is a reading and discussion program to engage teens and adults in thinking about experiences of displacement, migration, and diaspora. In this program, librarians organize reading groups to discuss three books of Yiddish literature in translation, and one book related to the experience of a community served by their library. 
 
The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is made possible by a gift from Sharon Karmazin. 

Other programs in the series include:

Book Discussion: "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui (Graphic Novel)

Firestone Park Branch Library

Thursday, September 7, 6:30 pm 

Book Discussion: "In the Land of the Postscript: Short Stories Translated from Yiddish" by Chava Rosenfarb

North Hill Branch Library 

Monday, October 2, 12:30 pm

Book Discussion: “The Glatstein Chronicles” by Jacob Glatstein, a restored English edition originally translated from Yiddish

Northwest Akron Branch 

Monday, October 18, 6 pm

Book Discussion: "On the Landing: Stories" by Yenta Mash

Main Library (Meeting Room 1)

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 pm

Main Event: Many Voices With Yiyun Li

Main Library (Auditorium)

Monday, November 6, 6:30 pm

Immigrant Perspectives on Film

Main Library (Auditorium)

Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30 pm

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Working closely with local organizations serving refugees in their first phase of their resettlement in our city and those working with senior citizens in the neighborhood, North Hill Branch Library continues a strong tradition of serving both Akron's newest community members and those families who have made Akron their home for generations. There's something for everyone at the North Hill Branch Library.

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