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Book festival to feature Jewish authors, themes

Book festival to feature Jewish authors, themes

A NUMBER OF prominent Jewish authors will be featured at this year’s Morristown Festival of Books. More than 50 award-winning and best-selling writers in all will appear at five locales along South Street in Morristown, on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Among the Jewish authors to be featured at the free festival are:

Pam Jenoff: “The Lost Girls of Paris,” from the author of the bestseller “The Orphan’s Tale,” a story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.

Julie Orringer: “The Flight Portfolio,” a novel inspired by Varian Fry and the quest of this unlikely hero to save the lives and work of Europe’s great minds from the impending Holocaust.

Carl Zimmer: “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity,” the New York Times columnist and science writer presents a profound perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation.

Andrew Gross: “The Fifth Column,” by the New York Times best-selling author, a stirring thriller of a family torn apart set against the backdrop of a nation at war.

Benjamin Dreyer: “Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style,” a humorous grammar guide from Random House’s longtime copy chief and a leading language guru.

Paul Goldberger: “Ballpark: Baseball in the American City,” by the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic, offers an illustrated look at the history of baseball told through the stories of America’s ballparks.

Book sales and signings will occur at a tent on the grounds of the Vail Mansion. The free, all-day festival is presented by Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. For more information, go to

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