Events

The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing

with author Mira Jacob

OCT 20 / MON / 7:30 PM

With depth, heart, and agility, debut novelist Mira Jacob takes us on a deftly plotted journey that ranges from 1970s India to suburban 1980s New Mexico to Seattle during the dot.com boom. The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing is an epic, irreverent testimony to the bonds of love, the pull of hope, and the power of making peace with life’s uncertainties.

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Your Face in Mine

with author Jess Row

OCT 22 / WED / 7:30 PM

After years of immersing himself in black culture, Martin had a plastic surgeon perform “racial reassignment surgery”—altering his hair, skin, and physiognomy to allow him to pass as African American. Unknown to his family or childhood friends, Martin has been living a new life ever since.  Inventive and thought-provoking, Your Face in Mine is a brilliant novel about cultural and racial alienation and the nature of belonging in a world where identity can be a stigma or a lucrative brand.

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Shatter Point

with author Jeff Altabef

OCT 23 / THU / 7:30 PM

Evolved Publishing presents the psychological thriller Shatter Point by Jeff Altabef. This stand-alone follow-up to Fourteenth Colony features political intrigue and gruesome crime in the near future.

Midwest Book Review has described Jeff Altabef as an “articulate and engaging storyteller” and “a contemporary novelist of considerable merit and imagination.”

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New Jersey’s Covered Bridges

with author Richard J. Garlipp Jr.

OCT 26 / SUN / 2:00 PM

In the 18th and 19th centuries, covered bridges dotted the landscape of New Jersey, providing safe passage to travelers. Forty-five covered bridges once crossed waterways in all corners of the state. New Jersey’s Covered Bridges showcases the rich transportation history of these structures and pictorially honors the lost ones.

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A Replacement Life

with author Boris Fishman

OCT 27 / MON / 7:30 PM

co-sponsored by Congregation B’nai Jeshurun

A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York. A Replacement Life is a dark, moving, and beautifully written novel about family, honor, and justice.

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A Not-So-Nice Jewish Boy Faces World War II

with author Norman Beim

NOV 2 / SUN / 2:00 PM

Born into the colorful world of Polish Jewish immigrants during the Great Depression, a young man rejects his religious upbringing and embraces dreams of becoming a Dostoyevsky. Torn from his studies he is thrust into the war in Europe where he encounters firsthand the horrors of battle.

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Edible Colors

with author Jennifer Vogel Bass

NOV 8 / SAT / 11:00 AM

Parents and their kids will delight in Edible Colors, a book that introduces early learners to color through pictures of unusual and everyday fruits and vegetables. The book’s striking imagery helps children appreciate the inherent beauty of good food.

 

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Singapore Noir

with editor Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

NOV 8 / SAT / 7:30 PM
Joint event: Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials with Ovidia Yu

For much of the West, the narrative of Singapore–a modern Southeast Asian city-state perched on an island on the tip of the Malay Peninsula–has been marked largely by its government’s strict laws and unwavering enforcement of them. Beneath its sparkling veneer is a country teeming with shadows… And its stories remain.

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Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials

with author Ovidia Yu

NOV 8 / SAT / 7:30 PM
Joint event: Singapore Noir with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tam

For much of the West, the narrative of Singapore–a modern Southeast Asian city-state perched on an island on the tip of the Malay Peninsula–has been marked largely by its government’s strict laws and unwavering enforcement of them. Beneath its sparkling veneer is a country teeming with shadows…And its stories remain.

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The Big Book of Sides

with author Rick Rodgers

NOV 15 / SAT / 5:00 PM

What’s a burger without fries, turkey without stuffing, or barbecue without coleslaw, baked beans, or macaroni and cheese—or all three? The Big Book of Sides contains more than 450 delicious recipes to complement any dish. With helpful tips on how to stock your pantry, easy-to-follow cooking techniques, gorgeous color photos, and main dish pairing suggestions, The Big Book of Sides is sure to become a trusted staple in your kitchen.

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120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (and Influence People)

with author Ana Benaroya

NOV 22 / SAT / 4:00 PM

Even before they reach their teens, young girls are bombarded with imagery and expectations of what a teenage girl is: how they should dress, what they should be interested in, and how they should conduct themselves. But what is there for pre-teen girls who don’t want to conform? This is the book for them.

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Women & the Vote

with author Jad Adams

NOV 24 / MON / 7:30 PM

Women & the Vote is the first history looking at women and the vote throughout the world. Adams has been able to study startling new connections across time and national boundaries with biographical pictures of the dramatic lives of suffrage leaders in history including little-known activists from China, Latin America and Africa.

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