The Bitterroot Public Library is pleased to sponsor, with the family of Marjorie A. Crawford, this season's literature seminar series, making it free and open to the public. These lectures will be given by Shawn Wathen.
Classes will be held in the basement meeting room of the Bitterroot Public Library from 9:30 to 11:30am on the designated day. Books are available at Chapter One Book Store. The Bitterroot Public Library will have a limited number of copies available for checkout. Call 363-5220 or 363-1670 for more information.
Jerusalem, 1959. Shmuel Ash, a biblical scholar, is adrift in his young life when he finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man named Gershom Wald. There is, however, a third, mysterious presence in his new home. Atalia Abravanel, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader, a beautiful woman in her forties, entrances young Shmuel even as she keeps him at a distance. Piece by piece, the old Jerusalem stone house, haunted by tragic history and now home to the three misfits and their intricate relationship, reveals its secrets.
At once an exquisite love story and a coming-of-age novel, an allegory for the state of Israel and for the biblical tale from which it draws its title, Judas is Amos Oz's most powerful novel in decades.