On October 21, 2021, MERCAZ Reads Israel held our fourth book club meeting to discuss Rabbi Haviva Ner-David’s novel, Hope Valley, with the author.
Hope Valley is the story of two women who come together to form the unlikeliest of friendships. Tikvah, a Jewish-Israeli second-generation Holocaust survivor, is a frustrated artist with multiple sclerosis and a husband who suffers from trauma from the First Lebanon War. Ruby, a Palestinian-Israeli second-generation Nakba survivor, is a renowned artist who has come back to her village after many years abroad, to be treated for cancer.
If you missed our book club meeting, you can watch (or just listen to) the discussion below. If you need to purchase the book, you can do so here.
Our next book club meeting will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2022 to discuss David Grossman’s novel, Someone to Run With.
More details on this upcoming book club meeting will be available by December 2021. You can buy the book here.