Sisterhood Book Club
Time & Location
About The Event
At our next book club, taking place in person on Tuesday, June 29th at 1pm (note new start time), we will be discussing the book "Beyond the Ghetto Gates" by Michelle Cameron. Extra copies are available for those ready to read. For more information, please contact Helene Barghebuhr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond the Ghetto Gates is a historical novel set during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign (1796-97). When French troops occupy the Italian port city of Ancona, freeing the city’s Jews from their repressive ghetto, it unleashes a whirlwind of progressivism and brutal backlash as two very different cultures collide. Mirelle, a young Jewish maiden, must choose between her duty – an arranged marriage to a wealthy Jewish merchant – and her love for a dashing French Catholic soldier. In the meantime, Francesca, a devout Catholic, must decide if she will honor her marriage vows to an abusive and murderous husband. Beyond the Ghetto Gates depicts how the Jews and Catholics of Ancona wrestle with ancient traditions, prejudices, and the challenges of a rapidly changing world.