Temple Beth Emet Book Club

Every month we read a work connected to Judaism, either by subject or author (or both!)
We welcome everyone with a love of books and learning.

Conducted by Fran Bourne-Johnson

Where:    Blum Hall at Temple Beth Emet of Burbank
When: January 28, 2020  7:00PM to 8:30 PM
What is the book we will read and discuss:   Don’t Stop the Carnival, by Herman Wouk

It’s every parrothead’s dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a tropical paradise.

It’s the story of Norman Paperman, a New York City press agent who, facing the onset of middle age, runs away to a Caribbean island to reinvent himself as a hotel keeper. (Hilarity and disaster — of a sort peculiar to the tropics — ensue.)

Where to get the book:     The book is available at and other retailers.  Please read the book and be prepared to discuss it.

Cost of Participating:        Free!

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