Book Talk: The Lamps of Albarracin


Follen’s Jewish Heritage Group and Adult Programs Committee will host a special program on Sunday March 15. Follenite and author, Edith Scott Saavedra, will discuss discoveries she made while researching her historical novel, The Lamps of Albarracín. Set in 15th Century Spain, the novel tells the story of the final decades of the “convivencia”, the living together of the three Abrahamic faiths through the eyes of a Jewish girl and her family. Please stay tuned for more information on reserving your seat for this program.

In the meantime, we’re happy to announce that several copies of the The Lamps of Albarracín will be available between now and March 15th for loan to anyone interested in reading it in advance. The books can be found on a library shelf, just below the regular “check-out/check-in” shelf, on the right side, as you enter the library. The accompanying clipboard will have a sheet on it so that you may write your name, the date you borrowed it, and the date you return it. Although it isn’t necessary to read the book to participate in the program, we are limiting this one-time “circulation” to 3 weeks so all have an opportunity to read the book before March 15th. There are also four copies in the Minuteman Library Network if you want to reserve a copy through the Library Network.