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Book Group Discussion with Elizabeth Graver, Author of Kantika

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Kantika: A Novel by Elizabeth Graver

Book Group Discussion with Elizabeth Graver. October 17, 2023; 4:30pm–6pm; Free Public Event. Online & Onsite; Pre-Register at cbiberkshires.com. Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois Street, North Adams, MA.

Elizabeth Graver’s novel Kantika (“song” in Ladino) was inspired by the life story of her maternal grandmother Rebecca Cohen, daughter of the Sephardic elite of early twentieth-century Istanbul, whose shapeshifting journey took her to Cuba, Spain and New York. New York Times reviewer Ayten Tartici writes, “In Graver’s vision, migration is never simply a one-way street. Kantika is a meticulous endeavor to preserve the memories of a family, an elegy and a celebration both.”

Come talk about Kantika with Elizabeth and her mother, Suzanne Graver, who leads CBI’s book club and whose childhood is part of this story. Copies of Kantika are available at the Williams College Bookstore, as well as at Bookstore.orgAmazon, and in local libraries. Kantika is also available as a wonderfully narrated audiobook. To view the Book Club Kit for Kantika, please click here.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to join the author in-person at Congregation Beth Israel or participate online via Zoom.

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Book Group Discussion with Elizabeth Graver

This RSVP form is for onsite attendance only — those who wish to attend virtually must pre-register via Zoom.

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October 17
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Congregation Beth Israel
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Congregation Beth Israel
53 Lois Street
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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