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Book Club Discussion with Elizabeth Graver, Author of Kantika

February 8 @ 7:00 pm

Kantika: A Novel by Elizabeth Graver

To join us ONLINE, please CLICK HERE to register via Zoom

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 online event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to join the author online via Zoom.


February 8
7:00 pm
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Congregation Beth Israel
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