Book Review

Please join us for a lively discussion of My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner: A Family Memoir, by the acclaimed Israeli author, Meir Shalev on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Library. Rabbi Donnell and Soni Sanberg will be the facilitators.

Let us introduce you to Grandma Tonia who arrived in Palestine from Russia in 1923. Armed with her ever present cleaning rag, Tonia takes on all dirt-bearing intruders with ferocious intensity and a threat to “…take chunks out of you!”  She is an obsessive-compulsive warrior, battling chaos, change and dirt. Yet beneath the humorous narrative lies a touching tale of the pain of disconnection and the challenges involved in creating a new and meaningful life.
Please remember Grandma Tonia receives her visitors outdoors and “…allows only the most privileged guests to enter her spotless house.” Be on your best behavior…

The book is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle and Nook.


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