Literary Afternoon: Joseph Kertes, The Afterlife of Stars & Jessica Keener, Strangers in Budapest

When: March 6, 2018 2:30 PM
Where: Boca Raton, FL
Contact: Front Desk at (561-558-2520)
Summary: A literary feast for book lovers. Personal appearances by six noted authors, discussions and book signings. Learn about their works and the creative process.

Event Details


Joseph Kertes
The Afterlife of Stars and
Jessica Keener
Strangers in Budapest
Two books, one country, in very different eras

The Afterlife of Stars
When Russian tanks roll into Budapest to crush the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, brothers Robert and Attila Beck flee with their family to Paris. As their country changes forever, these two boys transform as well, confronting danger and wonders previously unknown. Elegant, tender, and witty, The Afterlife of Stars is a tale of perseverance, faith and the unbreakable bond of brotherhood.

Strangers in Budapest
A gripping thriller about a couple trying to make a new life in a foreign land, only to find themselves drawn into a cultural and generational vendetta. Shortly after the fall of the Communist regime in 1995, an American couple move with their infant son to Budapest, a city of secrets where nothing is as it seems. There they become entangled with a Jewish American WWII veteran determined to track down the man he is convinced murdered his daughter.

Series price: $100, A&L Gold Members: $80, A&L Platinum Members: Free

Individual program: $25, A&L Gold Members: $20, A&L Platinum Members: Free


Levis JCC Sandler Center

21050 95th Avenue South

Boca Raton, FL 33428


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