Blue Island Bookworms – “The Invisible Wall”
Join the Friends of the Blue Island Public Library for lively discussion of current titles.
The title discussed on Sept. 6 will be ‘The Invisible Wall’ by Harry Bernstein.
“On the eve of World War I, Harry’s family struggles to make ends meet. His father earns little money at the Jewish tailoring shop and brings home even less, preferring to spend his wages drinking and gambling. Harry’s mother, devoted to her children and fiercely resilient, survives on her dreams: new shoes that might secure Harry’s admission to a fancy school; that her daughter might marry the local rabbi; that the entire family might one day be whisked off to the paradise of America. . . “
– Summary taken from Goodreads.com