It has come to our attention that quite a few of you Kveller readers–despite having zero free time because you are busy being amazing parents–love to sit down with a good book. And so do we. And we’d love to talk about these books with you. And we’d love to talk about these books with the authors who are writing them. And we’d love to do it all online.
And so, we present to you the brand spanking new Kveller online book club! Each month, we’ll be picking a book written by a Jewish woman that we think you all will enjoy. To kick things off, this month we’re reading The Little Bride, by former Kveller contributer Anna Solomon.
The Little Bride tells the story of 16-year-old Minna, a nice Jewish girl who makes the journey from Odessa to America as a mail-order bride in the 1880s. We won’t give too much away, but when Minna winds up on the farm of an Orthodox man in South Dakota who has two teenage sons–one older than her–she realizes her fantasy life is not quite a reality.
We’ll be meeting back here on the second Wednesday of every month to discuss the book. That means you have until August 8th to read The Little Bride and join in on the discussion.
Buy the book here, or run to your local library or new-fangled e-reader machine. If you think you might be joining us for the book club, drop us a note below so we know who to look out for. We hope you all are as excited as us to kick off what is sure to be a fabulous new addition to the Kveller community!