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Kane Street Book Club


Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano
Discussion on Thursday, May 2 (day after Yom HaShoah), 7:00pm
Patrick Modiano opens Dora Bruder (the 2014 Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature) by telling how in 1988 he stumbled across an ad in the personal columns of the New Year’s Eve 1941 edition of Paris Soir. Placed by the parents of a 15-year-old Jewish girl, Dora Bruder, who had run away from her Catholic boarding school, the ad sets Modiano off on a quest to find out everything he can about Dora and why, at the height of German reprisals, she ran away on a bitterly cold day from the people hiding her. Discussion facilitated by retired Brooklyn College Professor of English and American Literature, Julia Hirsch. View this year’s selections and discussion dates. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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