Oct 24 2012
Welcome to the Kveller Book Club chat for our latest pick, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Israeli writer Shani Boianjiu. Besides making me feel totally unaccomplished because I haven’t already written a book at age 25, Boianjiu’s debut forced me to spend a lot of time thinking about things I’d probably rather not think about, i.e. what would happen if I had to join the army?
For those of you who haven’t read the book, The People of Forever follows the story lines of three young Israeli girls as they graduate high school and join the Israeli Defense Force. We see them before, during, and after their years in service, and besides learning how to properly throw a hand grenade, we get a glimpse into their interior lives, rifled with neuroses, self-consciousness, and sexual escapades. They are 18, after all. Read the rest of this entry →
Oct 10 2012
Don’t forget about our newest book club pick, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Israeli author Shani Boianjiu.
We’ll be chatting about the book right here on the blog in two weeks, on October 24th, so if you haven’t started reading, now’s the time so can join us!
The book discussion doesn’t end on Wednesday because we also have arranged for a special opportunity for all you avid readers and book club members: Shani Boianjiu (@shaniboianjiu) will be chatting about her book with us live on Twitter on October 25th at noon, EST. You’ll be able to follow along with the #kvellerlit hashtag.
**We’re also looking for a special guest star contributor four our book club discussion on the blog. If you’re reading the book (or plan to very soon) and would like to join in on the discussion among the Kveller editors, drop us a note in the comments below.**
Remember, you can always keep up to date with our book club by visiting here.
And congratulations to Janel of Texas, our book giveaway winner!
Sep 27 2012
the people of forever are not afraid shani boijaniu
We’re super pumped about our new book club pick, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Israeli author Shani Boianjiu. So excited, in fact, that we’re giving away a copy to one lucky reader.
To be entered to win the book, sign up for our e-newsletter and then drop us a note in the comments section below. If you’re already signed up for the e-letter, then just leave us a comment. We’ll choose a winner next Wednesday, October 3rd.
We’ll be chatting about the book right here on the blog on October 24th, so we hope you all can start reading and join us! Remember, you can always keep up to date with our book club by visiting here.
Sep 19 2012
We’re very excited to announce our next pick for the Kveller Online Book Club! This month, we’ll be reading a new novel by young Israeli writer Shani Boianjiu called The People of Forever Are Not Afraid.
Here’s the brief rundown of what the book is all about:
Yael, Avishag, and Lea grow up together in a tiny, dusty Israeli village, attending a high school made up of caravan classrooms, passing notes to each other to alleviate the universal boredom of teenage life. When they are conscripted into the army, their lives change in unpredictable ways, influencing the women they become and the friendship that they struggle to sustain.
We’ll be chatting about the book on October 24th, so buy your book today and get to reading.
**Just a reminder, if you buy the book through this link on Amazon, Kveller will receive a portion of the profit and we would greatly, greatly appreciate it.**