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Rebecca Erbelding::Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts To Save the Jews
Philip Wexler::Social Vision: The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Transformative Paradigm for the World
Alan Zweibel::Field Guide to the Jewish People
Jonathan Weisman::(((SEMITISM))) Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump
Rabbi Ariel Burger::Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom
Michael Roizen::What to Eat When
Chanie Apfelbaum::Millenial Kosher
Naftali Hanau and Mitch Gruber::in conversation
Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook::Israeli Soul
Rachel Barenbaum::A Bend in the Stars
Armando Lucas Correa::The Daughter's Tale
Jennifer Cody Epstein::Wunderland
Daniel Oz::Further Up The Path
Robert Kravetz::Baby Boomer Baseball: True Stories from the Golden Age of the Game
Michael Lasser::City Songs: An American Life 1900-1950
Judith Viorst::Nearing 90 (And Other Comedies of Late Life)
Julie Orringer::The Flight Portfolio

Get TicketsFriday, November 8, 12pm, JCC Auditoriums
JCC Member: $20   Non-Member: $25
Tickets must be purchased by October 30

Historical Fiction Panel Luncheon

Moderated by Ellen Comisar

Rachel_BarenbaumRachel Barenbaum

A Bend in the Stars
(Grand Central Publishing, 2019)

As the Czar tightens his grip on the Jewish community and Russia’s war with Germany looms, siblings Miri and Vanya must decide whether to flee or pursue their ambitions. A Bend in the Stars captures the chaos of World War I in a narrative filled with harrowing journeys, scientific discovery, an epic love story, and the solar eclipse of 1914. The New York Times praises debut novelist Rachel Barenbaum, who “carves a fresh story from some of the period’s most evocative and disturbing details.”


Armando_CorreaArmando Lucas Correa

The Daughter's Tale
(Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, 2019)

Seven decades of secrets unravel in The Daughter’s Tale, the second historical novel by internationally best-selling author Armando Lucas Correa (The German Girl). Based on true events, this sweeping novel transports readers from 1939 Berlin to 2015 New York. The New York Journal of Books calls The Daughter’s Tale “a brilliant, engrossing, immersive novel” about the rise of nationalism, and Correa has been lauded for creating “terrified yet strong female characters,” notably a mother who is relentless in her efforts to save her daughters.


Jennifer_EpsteinJennifer Cody Epstein

(Crown, 2019)

A mother’s ashes and a trove of unsent letters that arrive in the East Village in 1989 set Wunderland in motion. Jennifer Cody Epstein (The Painter from Shanghai, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment) explores the estrangement between Ilse and Renata, childhood friends in 1933 Berlin, and between Ilse and Ava, the daughter she placed in a German orphanage. Epstein’s family drama—with its unflinching look at how the Hitler Youth movement and the Nuremberg Laws changed lives in prewar Germany—is “a devastating tale bound for the bestseller lists,” according to Publishers Weekly.


A selection of wraps, sandwiches, and salad (Dairy)

Generously underwritten by

by Sharon Kovalsky and Jerry Jacobs