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CBI Book Club

March 22, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

"One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World" by Michael Frank; illustrated by Maira Kalman.

Our March meeting of the CBI Book Club will take place over Zoom on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30pm to discuss Michael Frank’s One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World (2022).

One of The Wall Street Journal‘s Ten Best Books of the Year, One Hundred Saturdays tells the remarkable story of ninety-nine year old Stella Levi, whose conversations with the writer Michael Frank over the course of six years bring to life the vibrant world of Jewish Rhodes, the deportation to Auschwitz that extinguished ninety percent of her community, and the resilience and wisdom of the woman who lived to tell the tale. Probing and courageous, candid and sly, Stella is a magical modern-day Scheherazade whose stories reveal what it was like to grow up in an extraordinary place in an extraordinary time — and to construct a life after that place has vanished. One Hundred Saturdays is a portrait of one of the last survivors drawn at nearly the last possible moment, as well as an account of a tender and transformative friendship between storyteller and listener, offering a powerful reminder that the ability to listen thoughtfully is a rare and significant gift.

This book is available to purchase on Amazon in multiple formats. Those who plan on joining us should RSVP by email to Suzanne Levy Graver at [email protected].


March 22, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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