Book Club at the Sperber: To Be a Man

cover of To Be a Man
Event Time
2:00 PM
Rachel Kamin


Event Details

Book Club at the Sperber: To Be a Man

Monday, 2pm-3pm PST

Join us for a lively discussion of To Be a Man, by Nicole Krauss.

A dazzling collection of short fiction in which “one of America’s most important novelists and an international literary sensation” (New York Times) explores what it means to be in a couple in these turbulent and unpredictable times.

In one of her most accomplished books yet, Nicole Krauss plunges fearlessly into the struggle to understand what it is to be a man and what it is to be a woman, and the arising tensions that have existed in all relationships from the very beginning of time. Set in our contemporary moment, and moving across the globe from Switzerland, Japan, and New York City to Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, and South America, the stories in To Be a Man feature male characters as fathers, lovers, friends, children, seducers, and even a lost husband who may never have been a husband at all.

The Sperber Library holds (1) digital copy of To Be a Man, available for check-out on our digital platform

To apply for a library card, please click hereNote that you must be a CA resident. 

To purchase the book on Amazon, please click here

Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this class, you must have computer capability, including internet access, in order to participate. A camera is also optimal but not required.

rachel kamin

Rachel Kamin has been a synagogue librarian for over 20 years and is currently the Director of the Joseph and Mae Gray Cultural & Learning Center at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, Illinois.  She serves on the Association of Jewish Libraries New Jewish Fiction Award Committee and contributes articles and book reviews to BookLinks, School Library Journal, Jewish Book World, Judaica Librarianship, Library Journal, and AJL Reviews. She facilitates book discussions for five Chicago area synagogues as well as for other organizations and private groups.  Rachel holds a BA in history from Grinnell College and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Michigan. 

Event Contact
Contact Name
The Whizin Center for Continuing Education
Phone Number
(310) 440-1572