Just Fun Book Chat: The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

December 1, 2022
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Join William & Mary faculty and staff for a book chat of The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer.  Our discussions are informal, there is no pressure to chat much or prepare anything, you can just listen, and all are welcome.  We talk about what we liked/did not like in a book, connections we felt or see in our lives, and check-in with each other in general.

From Goodreads:  "Oy! to the world. Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt is a nice Jewish girl with a shameful secret: she loves Christmas. For a decade she’s hidden her career as a Christmas romance novelist from her family. Her talent has made her a bestseller even as her chronic illness has always kept the kind of love she writes about out of reach. But when her diversity-conscious publisher insists she write a Hanukkah romance, her well of inspiration suddenly runs dry. Hanukkah’s not magical. It’s not merry. It’s not Christmas. Desperate not to lose her contract, Rachel’s determined to find her muse at the Matzah Ball, a Jewish music celebration on the last night of Hanukkah, even if it means working with her summer camp archenemy—Jacob Greenberg. Though Rachel and Jacob haven’t seen each other since they were kids, their grudge still glows brighter than a menorah. But as they spend more time together, Rachel finds herself drawn to Hanukkah—and Jacob—in a way she never expected. Maybe this holiday of lights will be the spark she needed to set her heart ablaze."


Sarah Thomas, [[setho2]]