Book Club: The Flight Portfolio, by Julie Orringer

April 22, 2021, 7:00 pm

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Join us for the next installment of our Anshe Emet Book Club!

Our next book, selected by our facilitators, Ron Hirsen and Susan Weininger, is The Flight Portfolio, by Julie Orringer.

Book Description:
MARSEILLE, 1940. Varian Fry, a Harvard-educated journalist and editor, arrives in France. Recognizing the darkness descending over Europe, he and a group of like-minded New Yorkers formed the Emergency Rescue Committee, helping artists and writers escape from the Nazis and immigrate to the United States. Now, amid the chaos of World War II, and in defiance of restrictive U.S. immigration policies, Fry must procure false passports, secure visas, seek out escape routes through the Pyrenees and by sea, and make impossible decisions about who should be saved, all while under profound pressure—and in a state of irrevocable personal change. In this dazzling work of historical fiction—one that illuminates previously unexplored elements of Fry’s story, and has, since its publication, brought us new insight into his life—Julie Orringer, award-winning author of The Invisible Bridge, has crafted a gripping tale of forbidden love, high-stakes adventure, and unimaginable courage.

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Meeting ID: 823 8265 3355

Look to your morning Boker Tov or Shabbat Today emails for the Zoom password. Contact Amy Karp with questions: akarp@ansheemet.org