November 6 - 20, 2016  •  JCC Rochester  •  Rochester, New York

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Peter Behrens

Carry Me

Intriguing characters braid this intricate and harrowing story together, from golden Edwardian summers to London under Zeppelin attack, Ireland on the brink of its War of Independence, and Germany collapsing into the Hitler era. As a society loses its civic and moral bearings, a childhood friendship deepens into a love affair with extraordinarily high stakes. Brilliantly conceived and elegantly written, Carry Me is an epic for grown-ups.

Affinity Konar


This gripping novel explores the world of the children who were the subjects of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele’s horrifying experiments at Auschwitz. Stasha and Pearl, 12-year-old Jewish sisters from Poland, are placed in Mengele’s “zoo” because they are twins, rather than being sent to the gas chambers. Mengele selects one of the sisters to torture and uses the other as a control in his experiment. Affinity Konar makes every sentence count. The girls never come across as simply victims: rather, they are flawed, memorable characters trying to stay alive.

Idra Novey

Ways to Disappear

Deep in gambling debt, the celebrated Brazilian writer Beatriz Yagoda is last seen holding a suitcase and a cigar and climbing into an almond tree. She abruptly vanishes. Her American translator Emma hears the news and flies immediately to Brazil. There, Emma conspires to solve the mystery of Yagoda’s curious disappearance. Idra Novey’s exhilarating debut is both a novel of ideas and a novel of intrigue, an innovative combination of mystery, noir, and humor.


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