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DJC Reading Circle: The Netanyahus

May 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen

Facilitated by Suanne Kelman May16, 2023,  7:30-9

The Netanyahus was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.The book centres on a 

fictionalized account of Harold Bloom’s encounter with Benzion Netanyahu and his family, including son Benjamin, in the late 1950’s at an upstate NY college, blending history, fiction and humour.

With its tight time frame, loopy narrator, portrait of Jewish-American life against a semi-rural backdrop, and moments of cruel academic satire, The Netanyahus reads like an attempt to cross-breed Roth’s The Ghost Writer and Nabokov’s Apple Fire.

Suanne Kelman, is Professor Emeritus at the Ryerson School of Journalism. She worked for seven years as the arts producer on the CBC radio show, Sunday Morning. Before that, she produced TV documentaries for The Journal. Suanne has written for major publications, including The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life. She regularly serves as a judge for radio, television and writing awards


Now in its twentieth glorious year, the Danforth Jewish Reading Circle is a favourite among our book loving members, bringing us together throughout the year for interesting and animated discussions about a variety of books that touch on Jewish themes. And of course, when we’re done there’s always a little nosh. After all, this is a Jewish book group! The Danforth Jewish Reading Circle is open to all – no charge for members, $10 for non-members. To attend a meeting, all you have to do is drop us a line at djcreadingcircle@gmail.com – but please do so early. Space fills up quickly and names are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive a confirmation email with time and place details.


May 16, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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