New Jersey Jewish News is always here for you.
We need your support now.
Your contribution will help us bring you vital news
and frequent updates about the impact of COVID-19.
The Book List
search

The Book List

Books3Cover

“As Long As It’s Perfect.” Lisa Tognola will discuss her book about
an assistant contractor and her husband facing a collapsing economy.
Oct. 20, 2 p.m. [words] Bookstore, Maplewood, wordsbookstore.com,
973-763-9500. Nov. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, watchungbooksellers.com, 973-744-7177

“Salt in My Soul.” Diane Shader Smith will discuss her book about her late daughter’s struggle with cystic fibrosis. Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Free, register by Oct. 18.  JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, jccnj.org,
908-889-8800.

“The Roundabout.” Elaine Durbach will be speaking about her novel,
a story about love, loss, and courage. Oct. 27, 4 p.m. The Book House, Millburn, thebookhousemillburn.com, 973-564-6262

“Cilka’s Journey.” Heather Morris will be reading and signing copies of her latest novel about a young girl’s experience in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. $30, includes a hardcover copy of the book. [words] Bookstore, Maplewood, wordsbookstore.com, 973-763-9500

“Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen.” Adeena Sussman will discuss her newest cookbook of Israeli recipes. Nov. 14,
7:30 p.m. $18, $15 members, register by Nov. 8. Wine and snacks included.
JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, jccnj.org, 908-889-8800

“Mindful is the New Skinny.” Jodi Baretz will discuss how she has learned to de-stress, and yoga instructor Adam Schultz will lead a mindful yoga session. Nov. 10, noon. $12, register by Nov. 6. JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, jccnj.org, 908-889-8800

“A Girl Raised by Wolves.” Author Lockey Maisonneuve will discuss her memoir and journey through sex trafficking, cancer, murder, and more. Nov. 14, 11:15 a.m. $8, $4.50 seniors, free for members. $6.50 for lunch, reservations are needed three days in advance. JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, jccnj.org, 908-889-8800.

“The Accusation Blood Libel.” Edward Berenson will discuss his book,
an investigation of America’s only alleged case of blood libel, and what it reveals about anti-Semitism in the U.S. and Europe. Nov. 27, 11:15 a.m.
$8, $4.50 seniors, free for members. $6.50 for lunch, reservations are needed three days in advance. JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, jccnj.org, 908-889-8800.

“Life’s Accessories (A Memoir and Fashion Guide).” JFCS of Greater Mercer County will host author Rachel Levy Lesser, who will discuss her coming-of-age memoir that tackles sensitive issues such as anxiety, illness, and loss. Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Shir Ami, Newtown, Pa., shiraminow.org, 215-968-3400.

“One Book, One Jewish Community — ‘Wunderland.’” Jennifer Cody Epstein will discuss her fictional story about a daughter who discovers her estranged mother’s secrets from her early life as an orphan in Nazi Germany. Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. $20, register by Dec. 6. Wine and snacks included. JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, jccnj.org, 908-889-8800.

“The Plot Against America.” Board member and moderator Robert Berger will discuss Philip Roth’s novel that explores Jewish identity and counterfactual history. Dec. 14, 1 p.m. Free.  B’nai Shalom, West Orange, bnaishalom.net, 973-731-0160.

“A Field Guide to the Jewish People.” Humorists Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel discuss their comedic take on Jewish history. Dec. 17, 7 p.m. JCC MetroWest, West Orange, jccmetrowest.org, 973-530-3915.

read more:
comments