Sunday March 17 4:00pm
by Assaf Gavron
Hailed as “The Great Israeli Novel” (Time Out Tel Aviv) and winner of the prestigious Bernstein Prize, The Hilltop is a monumental and daring work about life in a West Bank settlement from one of Israel’s most acclaimed young novelists.
This memorable novel by Gavron follows the fate of a small, not-quite-legitimate Israeli settlement in the West Bank and its denizens. Othniel Assis and a few associates founded Ma’aleh Hermesh C in the recent past, both despite and with the aid of various Israeli bureaucracies. While the primary story line charts the course of the settlers’ fight against the inevitable barrage of eviction notices and subsequent reversals, Gavron moves beyond simple political farce by weaving together the stories, both simple and complex, of individual characters.
14 April: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
26 May : The Burden of Brotherhood: Jews And Muslims in France by Ethan Katz
23 June: הקיצור תולדות האנושות / Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
We strongly encourage you to support local bookstores when purchasing the books for the book club, such as Berkeley Books.