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Sun, Aug 5, 10:30 AM Makom Shalom Book Club at Linda Touchstone's


Join us for a rousing literary discussion of the text and subject matter at our quarterly book club meeting, featuring our next book, "Once We Were Brothers" by Ronald Balson.

Come by at 10:30am for lively conversation, and light breakfast with your August 12th hostess, 

Linda Touchstone; at her apartment in Edgewater on Glenlake and Sheridan.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Once We Were Brothers is Ronald Balson's compelling tale of two boys who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust, and a family who struggles to survive in war-torn Poland. 

Two lives, two worlds, and 60 years converge in an explosive race to redemption that makes for a moving and powerful tale of love, survival, and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.

Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc.  Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right, and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice.  Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child, and raised by Solomon's own family, only to betray them during the Nazi occupation.  But has Solomon accused the right man???