As many of you know, we have a Museum of Jewish Heritage staff book club. Unfortunately in the midst of the hustle and bustle leading up to the Woman of Letters opening, Jamie and I did not get a chance to read this month's book, which is David Sedaris' When You are Engulfed in Flames. I hear that it is very funny.
However, if you are looking for something more serious, I highly recommend Father Patrick Desbois' book The Holocaust By Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews. I picked it up to prepare for the exhibit we will be opening in November about the fate of the Ukrainian Jews. I couldn't put it down. It is a really haunting account that I just couldn't get off my mind. Read more about Father Desbois in an article in the New York Times.
If you are interested in reading along next month, we will be reading Philip Roth's Indignation.