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Thu, Apr 25



JCO Book Club

The JCO Book Club for book lovers.

JCO Book Club
JCO Book Club

Time & Location

Apr 25, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

About the event

Delve into the haunting world of Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl at this month's meeting of the JCO Book Club. A mesmerizing novella that intricately weaves together themes of survival, trauma, and the indomitable human spirit, The Shawl is set against the backdrop of the Holocaust. Ozick's prose transports readers to the depths of despair and resilience as she follows the journey of Rosa, a Jewish mother, and her infant daughter, Magda, through the horrors of a concentration camp.

At its core, The Shawl is a poignant exploration of the bond between mother and child amidst unimaginable circumstances. Through vivid imagery and emotionally charged storytelling, Ozick masterfully captures the desperation and anguish of those trapped in the clutches of genocide, while also offering glimpses of hope and redemption.

Attendance is free of charge. 

Feel free to come early with a bag lunch at 11:30 to schmooze and eat before the discussion begins.

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