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Stories of Exile - Book: On the Landing - Stories by Yenta Mash

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On the Landing -

Selected stories for discussion:
"Bridegroom Tree", "The Payback", "Resting Place", & "A Seder in the Taiga"

Stories by Yenta Mash-

Translated from Yiddish by Ellen Cassedy

In these sixteen stories, available in English for the first time, prize-winning author Yenta Mash traces an arc across continents, across upheavals and regime changes, and across the phases of a woman's life. Mash's protagonists are often in transit, poised "on the landing" on their way to or from somewhere else. In imaginative, poignant, and relentlessly honest prose, translated from the Yiddish by Ellen Cassedy, Mash documents the lost world of Jewish Bessarabia, the texture of daily life behind the Iron Curtain in Soviet Moldova, and the challenges of assimilation in Israel

The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is a program in which librarians organize reading groups to discuss three books of Yiddish literature in translation, and one book related to the experience of a community served by their library.


The Yiddish Book Center's "Stories of Exile" Reading Groups for Public Libraries 

Is Made Possible By a Gift From Sharon Karamazin

  • Books available at the front desk of the Seymour Public Library also available as an eBook on the Hoopla app. 
  • Must have a valid library card to check out books and be a Seymour Resident to use Hoopla.

For more information please contact the Seymour Public Library at 203-888-3903 or email


February 6
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Suzanne Garvey
2038883903 ext. 5


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