CSH Book Group
What Language Do I Dream In? A Memoir
Taking its title from a question often asked of polyglots, What Language Do I Dream In? A Memoir is Elena Lappin's stunning memoir about how language runs throughout memory and family history to form identity. Lappin’s life could be described as “five languages in search of an author,” and as a multiple émigré, her decision to write in English was the result of many wanderings. Russian, Czech, German, Hebrew, and finally, English: Each language is a link to a different piece of Lappin’s rich family mosaic and the struggle to find a voice in a language not one’s own.
Book Club in a Box, from the Jewish Community Library of San Francisco, provides copies of our chosen books which can be borrowed from the temple office. Pick up your copy, read it, then come to the temple and enjoy a spirited conversation about it!