A Moveable Feast Book Club

Join fellow bibliophiles for a buffet lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the DMA’s Founders Room while you enjoy thoughtful dialogue about a featured book at least a week before Arts & Letters Live author events. By reading and sharing insights together before hearing the author speak, your experience will be even richer and more meaningful.

Book Club Moderators:
Dr. Jaina Sanga is the author of three works of fiction: a novel titled Silk Fish Opium; a book of short stories, Train to Bombay; and a book of novellas, Tourist Season. She is also a literary scholar and has published a book on Salman Rushdie and edited two encyclopedias of South Asian literature. Sanga was born in Mumbai and has lived in Dallas for more than 20 years. She serves on the Board of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and is also a Fellow of the Institute. She is currently working on her fourth book of fiction, a detective novel set in India.

Rabbi David Stern is Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas and President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and heads the international rabbinic organization of the Reform Movement. He received a BA with high honors in English from Dartmouth College, as well as his MA in Jewish Education and an MA in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Stern is a social justice advocate on local, national, and international issues. His commentaries have appeared in the Huffington Post and Haaretz. He has published poetry in the CCAR Journal, as well as essays on Jewish High Holiday liturgy.

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Thursday, January 17

Conversation facilitated by Dr. Jaina Sanga

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Thursday, February 21

Conversation facilitated by Dr. Jaina Sanga 

Circe by Madeline Miller

Tuesday, April 2

Conversation facilitated by Dr. Jaina Sanga


The Second Mountain by David Brooks

Tuesday, May 7

Conversation facilitated by Rabbi David Stern