Jewish American Fiction Book Club : Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Wed, January 11, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish American Fiction Book Club
This work of historical fiction is mainly set in the New York City area from 1902 until 1912, with brief scenes towards the end describing the United States entry into World War I in 1917. A unique adaptation of the historical narrative genre with a subversive 1970's slant, the novel blends fictional and historical figures into a framework that revolves around events, characters and ideas important in American history. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Ragtime number 86 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-Language Novels from 1923 to 2005.
This book club focuses on the Jewish experience in America from a literary perspective – with occasional live Skype appearances by the authors! We read both contemporary novels and classic 20th century fiction by famous and new authors. We will look at all ages, from Holocaust survivors to coming-of-age tales, alternating between female and male authors.
Everyone is welcome—you don't have to be Jewish to love Jewish novels!
Location: The Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax,
More Info: Contact David Knepler at 415.488.0241 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Fairfax Library at 415.457.5629.
Co-sponsored by the Osher Marin JCC, Gan HaLev (the Jewish Congregation of San Geronimo Valley) and the Fairfax Library