Sunday 14 July, 10.30am
Join us as we discuss Balcony Over Jerusalem, by John Lyons.
Co-written with Lyons’ wife, Sylvie Le Clezio, this work recounts Lyon’s experiences in the six years he spent as Middle East correspondent for the Australian newspaper, from 2009 until January 2015.
Join us for our discussion of Leah Kaminsky’s powerful first novel The Waiting Room – a multi-generational novel which unfolds over a day in the life of a young physician in contemporary Israel, who must cope with modern threats in the shadow of her parents’ horrific wartime pasts.
Bell of the Desert, by Alan Gold.
Join the group to discuss this grand historical novel about Gertrude Bell, the most celebrated adventurer of her day, the brains behind Lawrence of Arabia, an adviser to kings and desert sheikhs, and the British government’s secret weapon in WWI in the campaign against the Turks. She was a brilliant academic, mountaineer, explorer, linguist, politician, and a towering literary figure.
Sunday 11 December, 7:30PM
We will be watching and discussing a 2011 Israeli film Footnote, a drama about the troubled relationship between a father and son who teach at the Talmud department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The film will be preceded by pizza supper at 7pm.
The meeting is offsite. Contact the office on 9819 7160 for details.