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Jenna Blum::The Lost Family
Jane Isay::Unconditional Love
Nathan Englander::Dinner at the Center of the Earth
Adam Frank::Light of the Stars
Peter Lovenheim::The Attachment Effect
Joanne Serling::Good Neighbors
Norman Ornstein::One Nation After Trump
Avi Jorisch::Thou Shalt Innovate
Bernice Steinhardt::Memories of Survival
Yosef Mendelevich::Unbroken Spirit
Yossi Klein Halevi::Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

Get TicketsWednesday, October 24, 7:30pm, JCC Hart Theater, $12 / $10 Member

Jenna Blum  

The Lost Family
(Harper, 2018)

The New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us creates a vivid portrait of marriage, family, and the haunting grief of World War II in her third novel, The Lost Family, an emotionally charged, beautifully rendered story that spans generations. Jenna Blum artfully brings to the page a husband devastated by a grief he cannot name, a frustrated wife struggling to compete with a ghost she cannot banish, and a daughter sensitive to the pain of both her own family and another lost before she was born. Blum’s debut novel, Those Who Saved Us, was the winner of the 2005 Ribalow Prize and a perennial book club favorite. Her second novel, The Stormchasers, followed to critical acclaim. She was voted one of the favorite contemporary women writers by Oprah.com readers. Blum is based in Boston where she teaches writing and is working on her fourth novel.


Generously underwritten by
Sharon R. Brodsky and Family and Mona Friedman Kolko

Community Partner
Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Dessert Celebration

Underwritten by the
Lane Dworkin Family