Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Pacifica Book Club: 'The Night Trilogy' April 25th at Florey's!
Florey's welcomes you to our book club!
***Tuesday, April 25th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***
Come by for a chat about our February book, 'The Night Trilogy' by Elie Wiesel.
About the book:
Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1958, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel writes of their battle for survival and of his battle with God for a way to understand the wanton cruelty he witnesses each day. In the short novel Dawn (1960), a young man who has survived World War II and settled in Palestine joins a Jewish underground movement and is commanded to execute a British officer who has been taken hostage. In Day (previously titled The Accident, 1961), Wiesel questions the limits of conscience: Can Holocaust survivors forge a new life despite their memories? Wiesel's trilogy offers insights on mankind's attraction to violence and on the temptation of self-destruction.
About the author:
Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) is the author of more than fifty books, including "Night," his harrowing account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The book, first published in 1955, was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2006, and continues to be an important reminder of man's capacity for inhumanity. Wiesel was Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and lived with his family in New York City. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
We hope to see you!
Pacifica Book Club
***Tuesday, April 25th, 7:00-8:30pm***
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
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