One Book, One Hadassah: Next Up, ‘The Book of V.’
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 7:00 PM EST
Join award-winning author Anna Solomon in conversation with Hadassah Magazine’s Lisa Hostein for the second One Book, One Hadassah live event. Lauded as one of the most-anticipated books of 2020 and a Good Morning America book club pick, Solomon’s new novel The Book of V. interweaves the narratives of three women from different eras: Lily, a contemporary Jewish stay-at-home mom; Vee, a 1970s senator’s wife; and Esther, Queen of Persia.
An investigation of motherhood, desire, power and femininity through the experiences of these women, The Book of V. is a pointed and darkly sexual exploration of women and their choices. Inspired by Michael Cunningham’s The Hours, Solomon uses her distinct take on Jewish history and rebellious, complex women—honed in her two previous novels The Little Bride and Leaving Lucy Pear—to deconstruct female archetypes.
Register here for the August 20 event at 7:00 p.m. Solomon will discuss her book, reimagining biblical figures, Jewish motherhood and much more.
To prepare for the event, be sure to read our review of The Book of V., then read the book itself and schedule a follow-up book club meeting with your local group using our discussion prompts for the novel.
Hadassah Magazine’s One Book, One Hadassah national book club brings together book lovers from across the Hadassah community and beyond, presenting enticing reads with a Jewish connection. Look for new picks every other month as well as author interviews, book reviews and discussion guides for local book events. You’ll find it all at hadassahmagazine.org/books.