One Bay One Book

This year’s One Bay One Book pick is novel by Australian Hasidic author

This year's One Bay One Book pick is novel by Australian Hasidic author - J.

A novel about a 57-year-old Jewish grandmother unexpectedly pregnant with twins is Jewish LearningWorks' selection for its next One Bay One Book program. "On Division," which will be published Sept. 17, was written by Goldie Goldbloom, a 54-year-old Australian-born author who had great success with ...

Philip Roth’s prescient ‘Plot Against America’ is focus of event series

Philip Roth's prescient 'Plot Against America' is focus of event series - J.

As a generator of controversy, American Jewish writer Philip Roth has few peers. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Roth, author of the short-fiction collection "Goodbye Columbus" (1959), the graphic, male-centric novel "Portnoy's Complaint" (1969), and his elegy to the tumultuous '60s, "American ...

Reading 'The Plot Against America' across the Bay - J.

Reading 'The Plot Against America' across the Bay - J.

The surprising success of Donald Trump's candidacy in 2016 brought a number of literary works out of the woodwork, but none so much as Philip Roth's "The Plot Against America." Roth's work of counterfactual historical fiction (sometimes known as the "What if?" genre) explores the imagined impact of aviator Charles Lindbergh's defeat of incumbent Franklin ...

One Bay One Book returns with Iranian Jewish tale ‘Septembers of Shiraz’

One Bay One Book returns with tale of Iranian Jews 'Septembers of Shiraz'

A story about a Persian Jewish family's struggles in post-revolution Iran has been chosen by the Jewish Community Library as its One Bay One Book selection for 2017-18. "The Septembers of Shiraz," by Tehran-born Dalia Sofer, tells the fictional story of a gem dealer, who is imprisoned after the Islamic Revolution of the late 1970s, ...

One Bay One Book - The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

One Bay One Book is a yearlong conversation reaching Bay Area adults through opportunities for lively Jewish learning. Stimulated by a selected book and its themes, the program connecting readers through discussions, events, and informal conversations.

Nathan Englander. Twice!

For the past six months, Bay Area readers have been discussing Englander's award-winning book, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. Now it's time to hear from the author! Join us for a spirited conversation to celebrate the first year of Jewish LearningWorks' One Bay One Book!

Sunday, May 5, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Nathan Englander in conversation with Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
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Monday, May 6, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Nathan Englander in conversation with Sue Fishkoff
Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto
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