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AJC Phila/SNJ Book Group
February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm$15
AJC Phila/SNJ cordially invites you to read and attend…
Meet new people and discuss books.
AJC Book Group chaired by David Broida who will discuss The Plot Against America by Philip Roth on Tues, Feb 7 at 12 N at AJC HQ.
The Plot Against America is a novel by Philip Roth published in 2004. It is an alternative history in which Franklin Delano Roosevelt is defeated in the presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh. The novel follows the fortunes of the Roth family during the Lindbergh presidency, as antisemitism becomes more accepted in American life & Jewish-American families like the Roths are persecuted on various levels. The narrator & central character in the novel is the young Philip, and the care with which his confusion and terror are rendered makes the novel as much about the mysteries of growing up as about American politics. Roth based his novel on the isolationist ideas espoused by Lindbergh in real life as a spokesman for the America First Committee and his own experiences growing up in Newark, New Jersey. Join us & bring a brown bag lunch, we provide snacks & beverage. Please RSVP to Philadelphia or 215-665-2300. Questions, contact David at [email protected]
Other dates are Wed March 1; Thurs April 6; and Mon May 1