Jewish American Fiction Book Club - The Assistant by Bernard Malamud

Wed, September 13, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Focusing on the Jewish experience in America from a literary perspective. 2nd Wednesday, of every-other month

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Co-sponsored by The Fairfax Library, a Branch of the Marin County Free Library


The Assistant by
Bernard Malamud 

About The Assistant

Plagued by guilt after taking part in the robbery of a small New York grocery, Italian-American Frank Alpine tries to make good by taking a job helping the struggling shop’s poor Jewish owner. As he works through his moral debt and falls in love with the grocer’s daughter, Frank undergoes a painful struggle to transcend the base instincts that engendered his criminal behavior.

About the Jewish American Fiction Book Club

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, 415-457-5629

More Info: Contact David Knepler at 415.488.0241,nuevodavos@yahoo.com 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