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AEMT Book Group – The Netanyahus

Sunday, February 12, 2023    
10:30 am

The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family
by Joshua Cohen
Discussion led by Frankie Busch

Mixing fiction with non-fiction, the novel takes place in Corbin College, not quite upstate New York, winter 1959–1960: Ruben Blum, a Jewish historian—but not an historian of the Jews—is co-opted onto a hiring committee to review the application of an exiled Israeli scholar specializing in the Spanish Inquisition. When Benzion Netanyahu shows up for an interview, family unexpectedly in tow, Blum plays the reluctant host to guests who proceed to lay waste to his American complacencies. (Fiction, 2021)

Winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
2021 National Jewish Book Award Winner
A New York Times Notable Book of 2021
A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2021
A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2021

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