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Book Review - "On the Sickle’s Edge"

Thursday, January 9, 2020 12 Tevet 5780

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Congregation Emanu El Sisterhood hosts bi-monthly book reviews throughout the year. These book reviews are open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring their own lunches as desserts will be served.

In our January selection On the Sickle’s Edge, spanning three continents and four generations of a family, this historical drama, political thriller, and poignant love story is told through the voices of three characters:  South-African born Lena, transported to Latvia and, later, trapped in the U.S.S.R.; her granddaughter, Darya, a Communist whose disillusionment with Soviet ideology places her family at mortal risk; and Steven, a painter from Boston who stumbles into the tangled web of his family’s past. Against the roiling backdrop of twentieth-century Russia and Eastern Europe, the novel delivers a sweeping tale of love and loss, secrets and survival.

To help us plan for our book reviews and to receive communications about future book reviews, we ask that you kindly RSVP online or by contacting the Sisterhood at or 713.529.5771, ext. 233.


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