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Book Club Zoom "The Autobiography of God": A Novel by Julius Lester

Monday, November 2, 2020 15 Cheshvan 5781

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMVia Zoom


The November 2nd book is The Autobiography of God: A Novel by Julius Lester. Rebecca Nachman is a Rabbi without a synagogue. Having resigned from her dwindling congregation, she now works as a college counselor at a small Vermont college advising students about private matters and offering the "Jewish perspective" on issues raised at faculty dinner parties. Deeply lonely and on the edge of losing her faith, she comes into possession of a Torah, the last relic of Czechowa, a village of Polish Jews who were exterminated by the Nazis. With the Torah, the unquiet spirits of the village dead begin to visit Rebecca and they leave a manuscript written in Hebrew and titled My Life, an autobiography by God who, like any eager author, is seeking a sympathetic reader. No one else has ever finished reading the manuscript but God thinks Rebecca will.
"The Autobiography of God" marks the return of an utterly original and provocative voice in American letters, addressing religion with wicked humor and profound reverence.

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