The hare with amber eyes the books the book club abc tv. Greenwich pen womenperrot memorial library book discussion group preregister now at the adult circulation desk and get your copy of the book seating is limited to the first 20 registrants. Aug 21, 2018 but the title of the book and the expectations of a discussion about 264 netsuke are misleading. It makes for good discussion at a book club, but reading for pleasure it was not. I was speaking to one of my bookseller friends about our success with the hare with amber eyes we just passed our 50 mark, which is good.
The hare with amber eyes a familys century of art and loss. Jewish learningworks, 44 page street, san francisco, ca, 94102. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots which are then sold, collected, and handed on he has a. The book had caught the imagination of the book club member who chose it but noone else in the book club managed to finish it apart from me. The hare with amber eyes quotes showing of 35 with languages, you can move from one social situation to another. Jul 03, 2015 i wrote about this book and its paris connections back in 2011 art, books, paris. I probably wouldnt have finished but felt obliged, since i lead the book club. Ive been a fan of the hare with amber eyes for years.
One book club member told me her club travelled to europe to cover some of the same ground as. This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion and a free quiz on the hare with amber eyes. The hare with amber eyes bernardsville public library. The discussion was a rousing success, mainly because the group was so divided and so emphatic in sharing their views. I was eager to know what all the fuss was about, particularly in the wake of the news that it was the cited in the annual book. I was eager to know what all the fuss was about, particularly in the wake of the news that it was the cited. Apr 14, 2014 my blog post the hare with amber eyes the hare with amber eyes book show9. A familys century of art and loss is the story of the ephrussis, a great jewish family that lived in austria but was displaced with the advent of the nazis. Jewish learningworks main office 44 page street suite 604 san francisco, ca 94102 415. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. The hare with amber eyes belongs on the same shelf with vladimir nabokovs speak, memory.
It felt like a very disjointed book that was somewhere between a family history and chronology of the arts and history. The approach of the author at the beginning is to inject as many unused and. If you had to make a bet, a good one would be that a book about netsuke. Who was your favourite character in the book and why. Aug 31, 2010 there are few, though, whose raw material has been crafted into quite such an engrossing and exquisitely written book as the hare with amber eyes.
Their survival is wondrous, but i dont think their presence turns the hare with amber eyes from memoir into book of ideas, as. How did the book club go regarding the hare with amber. The hare with amber eyes in vienna american girls art club. The hare with amber eyes in vienna american girls art. He has worked as a curator, lecturer, art critic and art historian and is a professor of ceramics at the university of westminster, he has received several awards and honours for his work. The approach of the author at the beginning is to inject as many unused and large words as. The hare with the amber eyes, is a personal story but one that is teemed with history. Having spent thirty years making beautiful potswhich are then sold, collected, and handed onhe has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. The hare with amber eyes a rina kurland memorial sisterhood book club event. I wrote about this book and its paris connections back in 2011 art, books, paris. The uniqueness of the hare w amber eyes is never really elaborated upon. The henna artist opens a door into a world that is at. Jan 11, 2017 its quite wide ranging to say the least.
The books title refers to one of the 264 netsuke which the author. Sweeping yet intimate, it is a highly original meditation on art, history, and family, as elegant and precise as the netsuke themselves. The hare with amber eyes is rich in epiphanic moments. It takes the form of a memoir and tracks the ascent and decline of the ephrussi, his jewish ancestors. I think in this case it was a question of expectations. Edmund shares his story about discovering the history of his family while in search of the history of a japanese netsuke. I am glad i did finish and the two of us had a great discussion about it. A familys century of art and loss summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for studying or teaching the hare with amber eyes. The hare with amber eyes, and it has been with me ever since.
Le west end one sunny april day i set out to find charles. The hare with amber eyes meet your next favorite book. My blog post the hare with amber eyes the hare with amber eyes. Perhaps the paperback edition of the book omitted the detailed photos of the objects and this skewed my reaction.
Much of the hare with amber eyes is about trying to discover who people are by the objects they own and the objects they value. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny japanese wood and ivory carvings. Aug 02, 2011 a selfquestioning, witty, sharply perceptive book. She is the author of the school librarians sourcebook and childrens books about the holocaust. The ephrussis lost almost everything in 1938 when the nazis aryanized their property. Tanya harrod, the times literary supplement a beautiful and unusual book. Click to the right or left of the sample to turn the page. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots which are then sold, collected, and handed on he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. But the title of the book and the expectations of a discussion about 264 netsuke are misleading. Jan 12, 2020 a rina kurland memorial sisterhood book club event bnai shalom reads. We had a nice crowd of folks to talk about the book, and though in the end, most folks liked the hare with amber eyes thats the british paperback pictured at left, german below in retrospect, there was a lot of grumbling during the reading process, and lots of quibbling with detail. The hare with amber eyes by livres4moi see profile 012515. First thursday book club discussion questions the hare with. This book discussion group meets monthly and is open to new members who like to read memoirs and biographies.
The discussion started with the artifacts around which the book is formed, the japanese netsuke, small, carved objects of various shapes and subjects. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. A fifthgeneration inheritor of a collection of tiny but invaluable wood and ivory carvings called netsuke that originated in the dynasties of premodern japan, he tracks the movement of his collection through time from nineteenthcentury europe to his present day in 2009. On recent travels to austria, i remembered there was a vienna connection to this book and i was determined to track it down.1617 1339 314 1649 601 400 960 537 1440 903 1093 1006 872 849 135 904 355 1205 1529 688 1328 1221 484 1572 1250 597 1153 1252 467 358 1083 214 109 1226 232 603 218