Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Time: 10:30 amLocation:
Virtually via Zoom
Contact: Laurie Albert
Ladies Loving Laughter and Learning (4Ls)
Monthly Book Club
Saturday, January 22, 10:30am (Virtual)
Featured Book: Have you Seen Luis Velez by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Do you love to read, enjoy lively discussions, and are interested in connecting with women over the age of 50? If so, this is the group for you. Please join this active group of women each month to read interesting and inspiring books.
For information on how to be a part of the 4Ls book club, email Laurie.Albert@theJ.org.
Synopsis (from Amazon):
Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong. Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he’s tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who’s introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez? Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two. Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there’s hope if you have someone to hold on to.