Rady JCC: Alison Pick - Strangers with the Same Dream, November 21
Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 pm
Berney Theatre, Asper Jewish Community Campus
123 Doncaster St.
Award-winning and bestselling Canadian writer Alison Pick returns to Tarbut with her first novel in over seven years. Alison's last novel, the bestseller Far to Go, was nominated for the Man Booker Prize! And Alison was a Giller Prize juror two years ago. Strangers with the Same Dream is a spare, beautifully written, shocking and timely novel that whisks us back to 1921, when a band of young Jewish pioneers set out to realize a dream: the founding of a kibbutz on a patch of land that will, twenty-five years later, become Israel. This is also the story of the land itself, revealing with compassion and irony how the pioneers chose to ignore the fact that their valley was already home to people whose lives they did not understand.