Get TicketsSunday, October 28, 10am, JCC Hart Theater, $12 / $10 Member


Literary Sunday - Rochester's Own

Three authors. One event. (Authors will speak individually. Q&A to follow.) Coffee and bagels after the presentation.

Generously underwritten by Debby Goldman and Dr. Dawn Lipson


AdamFrankAdam Frank

Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth
(W.W. Norton & Co., 2018)

Thrilling science at the grandest of scales, Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of our own time. Frank is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester. He is a co-founder of NPR’s 13.7: Cosmos and Culture blog and an on-air commentator for All Things Considered.


PeterLovenheimPeter Lovenheim

The Attachment Effect: Exploring the Powerful Ways Our Earliest
Bond Shapes Our Relationships and Lives

(TarcherPerigee, 2018)

Part journalism, part memoir, part psychological guide, The Attachment Effect is a powerful read that shows how we can improve our relationships. Drawing on his own Jewish sensibility, award-winning journalist and author Peter Lovenheim explores how our earliest bond shapes our entire lives. Lovenheim has written five previous books and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other distinguished publications. He teaches writing in the Washington, D.C. area and splits his time between that city and his hometown of Rochester, N.Y.

JoanneSerlingJoanne Serling

Good Neighbors
(Twelve, 2018)

Rochester native Joanne Serling’s debut novel, Good Neighbors, is set in an idyllic suburb where four families—two Jewish, two Catholic—form a neighborhood clique. When one of the neighbors is suspected of mistreating her newly adopted child, the group’s loyalty and morality are shaken. Good Neighbors asks readers to wrestle with their own ideas about community and family. Serling’s fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in New Ohio Review and North American Review. She lives outside of New York City with her family and is working on her second book.