Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Memoirs & Coffee Book Discussion Group to Meet

The next meeting of Bernardsville Library’s book discussion group, Memoirs and Coffee, will be held on Tuesday, January 25 at 10:30 am in the library’s Community Room. Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Coordinator for the library, will lead the discussion of It’s Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir (2006) by Emma Williams. [The author will not be present.]

In the book, Ms. Williams describes how she arrived in Jerusalem in 2000 with her three small children to join her husband and to work as a doctor. A month later, the Palestinian intifada erupted. She and her family lived on the border of East and West Jerusalem, and she worked with Palestinians in Ramallah during the day and spent evenings with Israelis in Tel Aviv. Weaving personal stories and conversations with friends and colleagues into the long and fraught political background, Williams' powerful memoir brings to life the realities of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

There is no charge to attend the book discussion, and no sign-up is needed. For further information, call the library at 908-766-0118.

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