December 1, 2016, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
United Hebrew Congregation
13788 Conway Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
Join us for a discussion of the book In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume. In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Blume paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.
You can join us for just one session if you like a particular book or come to all of the sessions. There is no long-term commitment necessary. So that we know how many people to expect, RSVP to April Hickman.
Upcoming Book Selections
January 5: The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
February 2: The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
March 2: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
April 6: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
May 4: The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark
June 1: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald