And the Spinning Number is ….

The Classic Club announced the Spin Number! It’s #14!! Yay!!! I am super excited to read Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor’s Son by Sholem Aleichem. This book has been on my list forever and I am so glad to get the nudge to read it! This book on which the musical Fiddler on the Roof is a joyous looks at life despite the harsh conditions, especially of the Jewish peasants in the Tsarist Russia. This book is one of the first modern classics of Yiddish literature published in 1894. The second book in this volume is narrated from the eyes of a 10 year old orphaned mischievous and keenly observant boy who emigrates with his family from Russia to America

Tevye der Milkhiker” (“Tevye the Dairyman”), Polish and Yiddish poster

What makes this reading an Icing on the cake that my dear friend Cleo, will join me for a read along of this work! She is my soul sister and we have had heaps of fun comparing notes and discussing books that we have read together over the years. Lately life kind of took the front seat in both our lives and put our joint reading adventures to halt! I am therefore incredibly overjoyed to not only read a book I really wanted but also have her company!

What are you all reading?

6 thoughts on “And the Spinning Number is ….

  1. Oh, I’m so happy that we’re going to read this together. I know in my comment on my blog I said I was going to start after Christmas but I might not be able to help myself from starting earlier. And my spin of Hesiod, I’ll read later. Reading Tevye with you is much more exciting!

  2. Now I’m going to have songs from Fiddler on the Roof stuck in my head all night!!

    I got an Australian classic – My Love Must Wait about Matthew Flinders circumnavigation of Australia.

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