Book Club: Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Book Club will meet on Monday, January 8 at 10:30am at the synagogue where we will be discussing:
Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin - Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin’s early life: her mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges. Most important, Goodwin describes with eloquence how the Dodgers’ leaving Brooklyn in 1957, and the death of her mother soon after, marked both the end of an era and, for her, the end of childhood.
After our book discussion, we will meet go to lunch (restaurant name to be announced).
Please RSVP ([email protected] or 443-223-9729) and let her know whether you plan on coming to the book discussion AND whether you plan to join us for lunch afterwards.