16th Street Book Club

Join us! All 16th Street book club sessions are free and open to the public. Please try to bring your books or e-reading devices with you. RSVPs recommended via email.

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We have read:

  1. Drunk from the Bitter Truth: The Poems of Anna Margolin
    translated from the Yiddish by Shirley Kumove (2005)
    discussed on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7pm

  2. A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz (2003)
    translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange (2004)
    discussed on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7pm

  3. The Liberated Bride by A. B. Yehoshua (2001)
    translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin (2003)
    discussed on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7pm

  4. The Collected Stories by Grace Paley (1994)
    discussed on Wednesday, December 20, 2016 at 7pm
    as part of the book club's Reading Women series

  5. A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction by Ruth Franklin (2010)
    discussed on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7pm
    as part of the book club's Reading Women series

  6. Arguing With the Storm: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers edited by Rhea Tregebov (2007)
    discussed on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7pm
    as part of the book club's Reading Women series

  7. The Sound of Our Steps by Ronit Matalon (2005)
    translated from the Hebrew by Dalya Bilu (2008)
    discussed on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7pm
    as part of the book club's Reading Women series

  8. Miriam's Daughters: Jewish Latin American Women Poets edited by Marjorie Agosín, translation editor Roberta Gordenstein (2005)
    discussed on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7pm
    as part of the book club's Reading Women series

  9. The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick (1997)
    discussed on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7pm
    as part of the book club’s Reading Women series

  10. The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret, translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston, Miriam Shlesinger, Jessica Cohen, Anthony Berris (2015)
    discussed on June 1, 2016 at 7pm

  11. The Heidi Chronicles, Uncommon Women and Others & Isn't It Romantic by Wendy Wasserstein (1991)
    discussed on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7pm

  12. Savage Coast by Muriel Rukeyser (2013)
    discussed on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7pm

  13. Job: The Story of a Simple Man by Joseph Roth (1930)
    translated from the German by Ross Benjamin (2010)
    discussed on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7pm

  14. Her First Americans by Lore Segal (1985)
    discussed on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7pm

  15. The Tenants by Bernard Malamud (1971)
    discussed on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7pm

  16. A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman (2015)
    discussed on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7pm

  17. The Pale of Settlement by Margot Singer (2007)
    discussed on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7pm

  18. Strand of a Thousand Pearls by Dorit Rabinyan (2003)
    discussed on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7pm

  19. Yeshiva Boys by David Lehman (2009)
    discussed on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7pm

  20. A Pigeon and a Boy by Meir Shalev, translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg (2007)
    discussed on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7pm

  21. Love & Treasure by Ayelet Waldman (2014)
    discussed on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7pm

  22. Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander (2012)
    discussed on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7pm

  23. Suddenly, a Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret (2012)
    translated from the Hebrew by Nathan Englander, Miriam Shlesinger and Sondra Silverston
    discussed on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 7pm

  24. The World to Come by Dara Horn (2006)
    discussed on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7pm

  25. The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu (2012)
    discussed on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7pm

  26. Stations West by Allison Amend (2010)
    discussed on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7pm

  27. A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York by Liana Finck (2014)
    discussed on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 7pm
    Author Liana Finck joined the 16th Street book club for this meeting.

  28. My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Family's Past by Ariel Sabar (2009)
    discussed on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7pm

  29. Wide Awake by David Levithan (2006)
    discussed on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7pm

  30. No Saints or Angels by Ivan Klima (1999)
    translated from the Czech by Gerald Turner
    discussed on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7pm

  31. The Allure of the Archives by Arlette Farge (1989)
    translated from the French by Thomas Scott-Railton
    discussed on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7pm

  32. The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer (2007)
    discussed on Thursday, November 20, 2013 at 7pm

  33. Stranger's Notebook by Nomi Stone (2008)
    discussed on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7pm

  34. Unterzakhn by Leela Corman (2012)
    discussed on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 7pm

  35. Market Day by James Sturm (2010)
    discussed on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 7pm

  36. The Aleppo Codex: In Pursuit of One of the World's Most Coveted, Sacred, and Mysterious Books by Matti Friedman (2012)
    discussed on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 7pm
    Author Matti Friedman joined the 16th Street book club for this meeting.

  37. Lola, California by Edie Meidav (2012)
    discussed on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 7pm

  38. The Jump Artist by Austin Ratner (2012)
    discussed on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7pm 

  39. How This Night is Different by Elisa Albert (2006)
    discussed on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 7pm 

  40. One More Year by Sana Krasikov (2008)
    discussed on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7 pm

  41. The Innocents by Francesca Segal (2012)
    (The Innocents was inspired by Edith Wharton’s 1920 novel The Age of Innocence. It was optional to read The Age of Innocence in preparation for our meeting.)
    discussed on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7pm

  42. To the End of the Land by David Grossman (2010)
    discussed on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7pm 

  43. The Cosmopolitans by Nadia Kalman (2010)
    discussed on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7pm
    Author Nadia Kalman joined the 16th Street book club for this meeting.

  44. No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel (2012)
    discussed on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7pm

  45. The Marriage Artist by Andrew Winer (2011)
    discussed on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 7pm

  46. By Blood by Ellen Ullman (2012)
    discussed on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7pm