KOH Library and Cultural Center

2300 Sierra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Arrivals - October

Come and check out the following new arrivals:


Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World by James Caroll

The Arab Lobby: The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America's Interests in the Middle East by Mitchell Bard

The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election by Todd Gitlin and Liel Leibovitz

The Lampshade by Mark Jacobson

Far From Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community by Charles London

Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp by Christopher Browning

The Arrogant Years: One Girl's Search for her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn by Lucette Lagnado

Jews and the Civil War - a Reader by
Jonathan Sarna and Adam Mendelsohn


Left Luggage

Monday, October 3, 2011


Please join us on October 18th at 7 p.m. for our October book club meeting. Ben Glovinsky will be reviewing the book, "Friendly Fire: A Duet" by A.B. Yehoshua:

The wryly funny and morally inquisitive Israeli writer Yehoshua considers the implications of “friendly fire,” a fraught expression if ever there was one, in this many-tiered novel of a long-married couple separated during Hanukkah. The holiday candle flames are friendly, bringing loved ones together. But Israelis often celebrate Hanukkah in the midst of violence, and war has shadowed the otherwise colorful family of Daniela and Ya’ari. Daniela, a pixieish high-school English teacher, has gone to Tanzania to stay with her brother-in-law after the sudden death of her sister. Her husband is soon overwhelmed by the demands of his children, grandchildren, Parkinson’s-afflicted father, the family elevator-design business, and two baffling cases of wailing elevators. Deeply moved by Africa, Daniela is dismayed to discover that her brother-in-law is grieving not for her sister but for his son, killed years ago by so-called friendly fire. As in each of his wisely tragicomic novels, Yehoshua orchestrates nearly absurd predicaments that serve as conduits to Israel’s confounding conflicts, which so intensely and sorrowfully encapsulate our endless struggle for peace and belonging.

Newcomers always welcome!