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Fall 2009 – Spring 2010 Schedule

Published: Friday, July 31, 2009 10:00 am By: Betty Alvarez

Mark your calendars and engage in lively discussion with the authors listed below.  Books will be available for sale at GHC.  
 
IN AFFILIATION WITH THE JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL NETWORK
 
Monday, November 30. 7:30 pm.  Dara Horn opens our series reading from her new novel, All Other Nights, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ choice. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly describes: "A Civil War spy page-turner meets an exploration of race and religion in 19th-century America in Horn's enthralling latest. . . . Horn propels the story at a thriller's pace; the mix of love and loyalty played out in a divided America is sublime."  View Event Page.


Sunday, December 6.  11:00 am. Holiday Book Fair.  Calling all children, parents and grandparents to hear Amalia Hoffman read from her latest book The Klezmer Bunch. Anna Dogole of The Jewish Eye calls this book “a spirited and engaging story... Although technically a "kids" book, the story and lively illustrations will delight readers of all ages, and the snappy story line captures the essence of Klezmer music and will be a pleasure to read over and over."  View Event Page.

 
Monday, January 11. 7:30 pm. David Lehman author of A Fine Romance:  Jewish Songwriters, American Songs will help us celebrate Jewish Music Month, sharing insights “about the formation of the American songbook--the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies--and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews.”  (Random House)  View Event Page.


Wednesday, May 5.  7:30 pm.  Josh Lambert closes our series with a discussion of American Jewish Fiction:  A JPS Guide.   He suggests that by considering “what exactly makes a book Jewish . . . we’ll develop richer and more complex ideas about our literature, and even, perhaps, about what “Jewish” means.”   View Event Page.

 
For further information, call or e-mail the GHC office, at 914-693-4260 or office@g-h-c.org , contact Nancy Nager.