Temple Micah Book Club

Gross, Max. The Lost Shtetl. 416 pages. Pub: 2020

Leader:  Francie Schwartz

DC Library: 
eBook,  – 1 available
book – 3 available of 3 copies

MC Library: 
Book – 3 available
eBook, Hoopla – available online
Kindle, Libby – 1 copy, 5 on waitlist

The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross, published in October 2020 by Harpervia. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and on Good Morning America must read books. 

What if there were a shtetl hidden deep in the Polish forests that survived the Holocaust, undiscovered by Nazis, and untouched by the last 80 years of European history? And what might happen if the Jewish village suddenly resurfaced? Max Gross poses precisely this question in his debut novel. It unfolds with a funny, achingly sad tale of colliding cultures. The Lost Shtetl begins in the Jewish village of Kreskol, with an arranged marriage gone wrong, and characters who might not seem out of place in the stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer.

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