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The Book List

The Book List

“The Good Girls Revolt.” Journalist Jennifer Altmann will interview author Lynn Povich, one of 46 women who exposed gender discrimination at Newsweek in a 1970 landmark case. Povich will sign copies of her book. $36. Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Barn on Baker’s Farm, East Brunswick,, 732-588-1800


“The Debt of Tamar.” The Molly Burack Annual Lecture hosts author Nicole Dweck. Her novel, “The Debt of Tamar,” weaves a spellbinding tapestry of love, history, and fate that will enchant readers. Dessert reception follows. Admission is free; advanced registration is encouraged. Oct. 19, 12:30 p.m. JCC MetroWest, West Orange,, 973-530-3480


“Louis Bamberger: Department Store Innovator and Philanthropist.” A private viewing of the exhibit “Newark and the Culture of Art: 1900-1960” followed by a lecture and book signing with Linda B. Forgosh, author of “Louis Bamberger” and executive director of the Jewish Historical Society of NJ. $18. Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m., meet and greet with cocurator of Newark exhibit, 7 p.m. book talk. The Present Day Club, Princeton,, 609-924-8144, ext. 113


“Ways to Disappear.” JCC MetroWest Book Group discusses Idra Novey’s debut novel about the disappearance of a Brazilian novelist and the young translator who turns her life upside down to follow her author’s trail. Bring lunch. Nov. 14, noon. JCC MetroWest, West Orange,, 973-929-2938


“The Orphan’s Tale.” Author Pam Jenoff will discuss her New York Times best-selling novel about a baby rescued by a teenager in Nazi-occupied Holland. “The Orphan’s Tale” introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival. Event is part of One Book/One Community Book Read. Wine and snacks served. $20. Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains,, 908-889-8800, ext. 253 

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