The Book of Daniel
By: E.L. Doctorow
“The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia. His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to adjust to their deaths. He has not adjusted.
Out of the shambles of his childhood, he has constructed a new life—marriage to an adoring girl who gives him a son of his own, and a career in scholarship. It is a life that enrages him. In the silence of the library at Columbia University, where he is supposedly writing a Ph.D. dissertation, Daniel composes something quite different…excerpt from penguinrandomhouse.com
Solel People of the Book is a group of readers interested in reading and discussing books about Jewish people, themes, or topics of interest. We meet via Zoom from 11:30 am to 12:30 ish on the second Wednesday of the month (while campus is closed). This group is open to all Temple Members. Join us for one, two or all the book discussions whether you finished, or read, the book. Spoiler Alert: We discuss the entire book.
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