Book Club: The Hare With Amber Eyes

Looking for a great read? 

Join other members and staff of the JCC in reading The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal, before our book club meeting and discussion on Monday, May 13 from 7 - 8:30 PM. There are no requirements or fees other than the price of the book - and be sure to buy local from The King's English or Weller Book Works!

About The Hare With Amber Eyes:

Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. 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. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive.
And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.