In November, there are a number of author and library events being hosted in the area that may be of interest, including:
November 2nd at 7pm: Joan Leegant will be speaking at Porter Square Books on her new book, Wherever You Go. The novel tells the story of three Jewish Americans who encounter radical political and religious beliefs while in Israel. More information on the event is available on the bookstore’s website: http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/joan-leegant-wherever-you-go
November 11th at 7pm: Dan Porat will be speaking at the Brookline Booksmith about his new book, The Boy, which is a study of the Warsaw Uprising and in particular one famous image of a boy being brought through a door by three SS officers. More information is available on the bookstore’s website: http://brooklinebooksmith.com/events/mainevent.html
November 12th at 7pm: The Brookline Booksmith will host Nicole Krauss for a discussion of her new novel, Great House, which follows a writing desk as it moves between several owners. More information is available on the bookstore’s website: http://brooklinebooksmith.com/events/mainevent.html
November 15th at 7pm: David Hazony will discuss his new book, The Ten Commandments, at the Brookline Booksmith. The book looks at all aspects of the Ten Commandments from their history to how they can guide modern life. More information is available on the bookstore’s website: http://brooklinebooksmith.com/events/mainevent.html
November 17th at 6:30pm: The Boston Public Library’s Copley Branch will host Carol Clingan, Vice President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston, for an Introduction to Jewish Genealogy. More information is available on BPL’s website: http://www.bpl.org/news/local_family_history_series.htm
Jewish book news around the Boston area, by Library Intern, Carli Spina.