A Literary Afternoon Series
Personal appearances by five noted authors, discussions and book signings. Coffee, fruit and pastries served.
Tuesdays, 2:30 pm
Series Subscription: $110, Gold Members: $85, Platinum Members: Free
Individual Programs: $25, Gold Members: $20, Platinum Members: Free
Sponsored by Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Jewish Book Council
Exclusive Valet Sponsor: Lou Bachrodt Automotive Group
This series is generously underwritten by Charna Larkin, Gerald Golden (of blessed memory), the Myrna Lippman Literary Fund and Boca Raton Regional Hospital
The Levis JCC is a member of the Jewish Book Network sponsored by the Jewish Book Council.
December 4, Peter Golden, Nothing is Forgotten
In 1962, Michael Daniels begins hosting an underground rock ‘n’ roll radio show in his Russian-Jewish grandmother’s New Jersey candy store. Not only is his show a local hit, but it attracts listeners in the Soviet Union. Michael’s grandmother is murdered, and Michael learns there was more to her life than anyone suspected. In order to find out who killed her and why, Michael sets out for Europe to learn the truth about his grandmother’s past and his own.
January 8, Jamie Weisman, We Are Gathered
One summer afternoon in Atlanta, guests gather to celebrate the interfaith wedding of beautiful, rich, and Jewish, Elizabeth Gottlieb, and handsome, rich, and not Jewish, Hank Jackson. Skillfully told through multiple first-person narratives, the novel portrays not only the couple’s story, but also - or rather, primarily- the stories of their friends and family. Each character is unique in his or her own story, regrets, dreams and deeply guarded secrets.
February 19, Joanne Serling, Good Neighbors
In an idyllic Massachusetts suburb, four young families— two Jewish, two Catholic—form a neighborhood clique, their friendships based on little more than the ages of their children and a shared sense of camaraderie. When one of the couples adopts a little girl from Russia, the group’s loyalty and morality is soon called into question. Is the couple unkind or even abusive to their new daughter? Or is she a difficult child with hidden destructive tendencies?
March 5, Cherise Wolas, The Family Tabor
The Tabor family is perfect. But what family is without its secrets? Harry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade for a lifetime devoted to helping Jews resettle in America. But the day his family is set to arrive, Harry is suddenly haunted by a long-buried secret. As the ceremony nears, the family members are forced to confront the falsehoods upon which their lives are built. Is a lifetime of generosity enough to atone for one bad decision?
April 2, Susie Orman Schnall, The Subway Girls
The novel is based on the Miss Subways contest that ran in New York City 1941-1976. The storyline parallels two strong women, generations apart, who are up against the same struggle to find balance between love, happiness and ambition: Charlotte, a 1949 Miss Subways contestant and Olivia, a 2018 ad account manager who through her job becomes interested in the contest. Each tells her story in her own voice until ultimately they connect in a most surprising way.
April 4, Susan Wiggs, Between You and Me, 2018
May 2, Tara Westover, Educated: A Memoir, 2018
June 6, Andrew Sean Greer, Less, 2017