JCC Rochester book festival
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JCC Rochester Jewish Book Festival

Thursday, October 28; 7:30PM; JCC Hart Theatre; $8/10
Jennifer Gilmore
Something Red
In 1979, the Cold War is waning and the Goldsteins of Washington, D.C. are facing their own challenges. A poignant story of husbands and wives, parents and children, activists and spies, Something Red is a masterful novel that unfurls with suspense, humor and insight. Gilmore's first novel, Golden Country (2006), was a New York Times Notable Book. She has also written for The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.

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Joseph Skibell
A Curable Romantic
Twice married, once divorced, once widowed - all by the tender age of 12 - Dr. Jakob Sammelsohn finally flees his small village. A lovelorn Candide, the young doctor wanders optimistically through history, from 1890 Vienna to the Warsaw Ghetto. A Curable Romantic is the latest from the literary imagination of Joseph Skibell, author of A Blessing on the Moon and The English Disease. Skibell has received an NEA Literature Fellowship, among other awards, and teaches at Emory University.
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Elizabeth Rosner
Blue Nude
A once-prominent painter, Danzig now teaches at a San Francisco art institute - yet his own canvases remain empty. With the arrival of Merav, a beautiful Israeli-born model, he senses the renewal of his artistic passion. Rosner lyrically uncovers their disparate upbringings, creative awakenings and love. Rosner's first novel, The Speed of Light, received many awards, including the Harold U. Ribalow Prize and the Prix France Bleu Gironde.
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