Book Club

The CSK Book Club continues with…

Baghdad Fixer

by Ilene Prusher

Date: Shabbat, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
Following Kiddush (approximately 1:00 PM)

This will be an Author Forum featuring our own CSK member Ilene Prusher!  The book is a highly acclaimed poignant narrative of what it was like to be a foreign journalist in Iraq in 2003. Ilene will be present to discuss the book and answer questions. There are 4 copies of the book available for loan in the synagogue office for a suggested 2-week lending period. Please stop by during office hours and sign out your copy today. 


An American journalist in Iraq and her fixer struggle for the truth in a place where truth is now a victim.
Nabil al-Amari is an English teacher in Baghdad, in Saddam's Iraq, when a chance encounter with Samara "Sam" Katchens, an American journalist covering the war, changes his life forever. It is April 2003 and American and British forces have recently invaded Iraq. Sam is ambitious, cynical, and determined. Nabil is both fascinated and bewildered by her, and he likes to show her things she doesn't notice in her rush to cover the news. She is pushed by her editor to seek concrete proof for a story concerning payments for false documents—a practice which breaks all journalistic codes of ethics—"as if truth were so hard in that way, like rocks and concrete." In Iraq it is rarely so. As Sam single-mindedly pursues this story, she discovers a chasm between her editor's expectations and the reality she faces in a city torn apart by war and conflicting loyalties. And in her determination to uncover the truth, she takes one gamble too many, endangering herself, Nabil, and his family.


Our Book for January:
by Jill Eisenstadt

Thursday, January 11, 2018 
7:30 pm
at the home of Heidi Aronson
Look for more information in the CSK eZine and the AnyVite.




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