The book for January is The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is the winner of the 2017 JQ-Wingate Prize for Waking Lions. She was born in Israel in 1982 and holds an MA in clinical psychology from Tel Aviv University. She has worked for the Israeli civil rights movement, and is an award-winning screenwriter. She won Israel's prestigious Sapir Prize for best debut. Waking Lions, her first novel published in the U.S., has been translated into nine languages.
Synopsis: Nofar is an average teenage girl -- so average, in fact, that she's almost invisible. Serving customers ice cream all summer long, she is desperate for some kind of escape.
One afternoon, a terrible lie slips from her tongue. And suddenly everyone wants to talk to her: the press, her schoolmates, and even the boy upstairs. He is the only one who knows the truth, and he is demanding a price for his silence.
Written with propulsive energy, dark humor, and deep insight, The Liar reveals the far-reaching consequences of even our smallest choices, and explores the hidden corners of human nature to reveal the liar, and the truth-teller, in all of us.
The book is available for purchase locally at Chaucer's Books or Amazon.
We will convene on Zoom to discuss the book. Link and password will be provided to those who request to join. Let’s get reading!
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