Susan Kanterman Book Club

Read your own copy or borrow one of ours! A virtual option may be available.

Contact Barbara Wilson, Arts & Culture Director, at or 330.746.3250 ext. 106. 


Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
by Elyssa Friedland

Date: Monday, July 11
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Library

In its heyday, The Golden Hotel was the crown jewel of the hotter-than-hot Catskills vacation scene. For more than sixty years, the Goldman and Weingold families – best friends and business partners – have presided over this glamorous resort which served as a second home for well-heeled guests and celebrities. But the Catskills are not what they used to be – and neither is the relationship between the Goldman's and the Weingold's. As the facilities and management begin to fall apart, a tempting offer to sell forces the two families together again to make a heart-wrenching decision. Can they save their beloved Golden or is it too late?


The Lost Shtetl: A Novel
by Max Gross

Date: Monday, August 29
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Library


For decades, the tiny Jewish shtetl of Kreskol existed in happy isolation, virtually untouched and unchanged. Spared by the Holocaust and the Cold War, its residents enjoyed remarkable peace. It missed out on cars, and electricity, and the internet, and indoor plumbing. But when a marriage dispute spins out of control, the whole town comes crashing into the twenty-first century.



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