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DJC Reading Circle: The Tobacconist

The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler Facilitated by Kalman Weiser From The Man Booker International Prize finalist Robert Seethaler comes a tender, heartbreaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna. Seventeen-year-old Franz Huchel journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund …

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DJC Reading Circle: The Ghost Keeper

“The Ghost Keeper” by Natalie Morrill, Facilitated by Suanne Kelman Morrill’s first full-length novel, winner of the Harper Collins/UBC award for best new fiction, is set in Vienna during the Second World War, brings the modern reader straight into a faraway historical setting. The characters are relatable and so human! Morrill treats difficult subjects of …

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DJC Reading Circle: Theodore Herzl – The Charismatic Leader

THEODORE HERZL: The Charismatic Leader, by Derek Penslar Our own popular presenter, Harvard historian Derek Penslar, has written a fascinating and complex book on Theodore Herzl, the founder of the Zionist movement. A prominent journalist and writer, at home in the cafes of fin-de-siecle Vienna, Herzl galvanized the nascent movement that led, decades of his …

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