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*Books & Biscotti (Book Review) with Cathy Tile

Thursday, June 2, 2022 3 Sivan 5782

1:00 PM - 2:30 PMOnline

Temple Emanu-El is pleased to welcome Book Reviewer
Cathy Tile to discuss 
The Magician by Colm Tóibín

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The Magician by Colm Tóibín 
When the Great War breaks out in 1914, Thomas Mann, like so many of his countrymen, is fired up with patriotism. He imagines the Germany of great literature and music, that had drawn him away from the stifling, conservative town of his childhood, might be a source of pride once again. But his flawed vision will form the beginning of a dark and complex relationship with his homeland, and see the start of great conflict within his own brilliant and troubled family. 
This epic novel is the story of a man of intense contradictions. Although Thomas Mann becomes famous and admired, his inner life is hesitant, fearful and secretive. His blindness to impending disaster in the Great War will force him to rethink his relationship to Germany as Hitler comes to power. He has six children with his clever and fascinating wife, Katia, while his own secret desires appear threaded through his writing. He and Katia deal with exile bravely, doing everything possible to keep the family safe, yet they still unfortunately suffer tragedy within their family.
In The Magician, Colm Tóibín captures the profound personal conflict of a very public life, and through this life creates an intimate portrait of the twentieth century.

Cathy Tile worked in the Toronto and York Region Boards of Education. She is one of the founders of the Living Lecture Series and is co-author of the book Toronto's Cook's Marketplace. Cathy has worked tirelessly for CAMH, UJA Youth Leadership and initiated the establishment of the Jewish Information Service and Tel Aide. 

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Registration is closed. Don't miss our next review. July 7th - Elaine Newton will review the movie The Power of the Dog. Click here for more information and to register.

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