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Book Review: "The Star and the Shamrock"

Thursday, May 13, 2021 2 Sivan 5781

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Sisterhood hosts bi-monthly book reviews throughout the year that are open to the public. May's book review will be led by our congregant, Sandi Berman.

Please Note: This book review will be held by Zoom and the information to access will be emailed ahead of time to those who register.

A summary of our May book selection, "The Star and the Shamrock" by Jean Grainger:
Berlin, 1939: When her husband fails to return home, Ariella concludes that the only was to ensure the safety of her Jewish children, Liesl and Erich, is to move them out of Germany via Kindertransport. A thousand miles away, Elizabeth Klein has closed herself off from the world. Losing her husband on the last day of WWI, then her child months later, she refuses to let herself love another. Elizabeth, however, is all Liesl and Erich Bannon have. The newly-formed family, together by circumstance, resilience, and reliance, locate first in Liverpool, where Elizabeth has a job teaching schoolchildren. After their house in Liverpool is destroyed in a German bombing raid, the three locate to the countryside of Northern Ireland, where they live in Elizabeth’s ancestral home. Elizabeth, in turn, finds love, and Liesl and Erich are enriched, loved, and nurtured by their adopted community. [Note: “The Star and the Shamrock” is the first novel in a series of three, including “The Emerald Horizon,” Book Two, and “The Hard Way Home,” Book Three].

To help us plan for our book reviews and to receive communications about future book reviews, we ask that you kindly RSVP by Wednesday, May 12, by contacting the Sisterhood at or 713.529.5771, ext. 233.


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