Join Candace and the rest of the BookLovers Book Club on Wednesday, December 6th at 7PM. The title to be discussed is THE MATZAH BALL BY JEAN MELTZER. Physical copies of the book are available at the Library for curbside, in-person pick-up & home delivery. Copies of the eBook and digital audiobook are available on Libby. For availability, to place a hold, or to schedule a delivery call 508-660-7340, or stop by the Circulation or Reference Desks at the Library during your next visit.
For questions, please contact Candace Womack, Book Club Coordinator by emailing email@example.com. All are welcome!
Synopsis: Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt is a nice Jewish girl with a shameful secret: she loves Christmas. For a decade she’s hidden her career as a Christmas romance novelist from her family. Her talent has made her a bestseller even as her chronic illness has always kept the kind of love she writes about out of reach.
But when her diversity-conscious publisher insists she write a Hanukkah romance, her well of inspiration suddenly runs dry. Hanukkah’s not magical. It’s not merry. It’s not Christmas. Desperate not to lose her contract, Rachel’s determined to find her muse at the Matzah Ball, a Jewish music celebration on the last night of Hanukkah, even if it means working with her summer camp archenemy–Jacob Greenberg.
Though Rachel and Jacob haven’t seen each other since they were kids, their grudge still glows brighter than a menorah. But as they spend more time together, Rachel finds herself drawn to Hanukkah–and Jacob–in a way she never expected. Maybe this holiday of lights will be the spark she needed to set her heart ablaze.