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December 2020

Tovah Feldshuh

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Tovah Feldshuh as she presents her book Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I've Played (April 13, 2021) Detroit Jewish Book Fair Partnership Event Presented by the Detroit Jewish Book Fair   A heartwarming and funny memoir from a beloved actress, Lilyville tells the story of a mother and daughter whose narrative reflects American cultural changes and the world's shifting expectations of women. From Golda to Ginsburg, Yentl to Mama Rose, Tallulah to the Queen of Mean, Tovah Feldshuh has always…

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Danielle Renov

December 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join author Danielle Renov as she presents her book Pease Love & Carrots: The Cookbook   This is a cookbook for everyone.  Filled with 360 recipes of all varieties: easy, involved, Ashkenazi, Sephardic, middle eastern, weekday, Shabbos…truly something for everyone on any given day!   Danielle Renov is the blogger/influencer behind the popular brand, website www.peaslovencarrots.com and Instagram account @peaslovencarrots. From her kitchen in Israel she creates delicious and approachable recipes, lifestyle tips + hacks, and shares all things motherhood and…

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Maurice Samuels

December 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join author Maurice Samuels as he presents his book The Betrayal of the Duchess: The Scandal That Unmade the Bourbon Monarchy and Made France Modern   "In July 1830, a revolution ousted the Bourbon monarchy from France. The royal family was in exile. From a drafty Scottish castle, the Duchess of Berry hatched a plot to restore the dynasty and, after two years of careful planning, she launched a civil war to reclaim the throne for her eleven-year-old son. She instantly…

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Andrei Markovits and Kenneth Garner (Local Authors Night)

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

LOCAL AUTHORS Please join authors Andrei Markovits and Kenneth Garner as they present their book The Boundaries of Pluralism: The World of the University of Michigan's Jewish Students from 1897 - 1945    The book depicts in great detail what student life was like at the University of Michigan in the first four decades of the 20th century. It describes how Jewish students lived at the University of Michigan, how they were integrated by and large, how they made this a…

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Leibovitz, Butnick and Oppenheimer

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join authors Liel Leibovitz, Stephanie Butnick and Mark Oppenheimer as they present their book The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar's and Everything in Between   From the hosts of Tablet magazine’s wildly popular Unorthodox podcast, The New Jewish Encyclopedia is an edifying, entertaining, and thoroughly modern introduction to Judaism. It offers everything: from an illustrated guide to determining different Hasidic sects based on their garb to practical advice for throwing an unconventional Jewish wedding to humorous, accessible explanations of…

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Miriam Udel

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join author Miriam Udel as she presents her book Honey on the Page: A Treasure of Yiddish Children’s Literature An unprecedented treasury of Yiddish children’s stories and poems enhanced with original illustrations Honey on the Page lays out a feast of nearly fifty stories and poems for children, translated from the original Yiddish.  Arranged thematically—from school days to the holidays—the book takes readers from Jewish holidays and history to folktales and fables, from stories of humanistic ethics to multi-generational family…

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David Schoenbaum

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join author David Schoenbaum as he presents his book The Lives of Isaac Stern   A centennial celebration of the career and legacy of the first made-in-America violin virtuoso and one of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians.   David Schoenbaum is the author of seven books, including Hitler’s Social Revolution, The United States and the State of Israel, and The Violin. Formerly a professor of history at the University of Iowa, he has also written for The New York Times, Washington…

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Myla Goldberg

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY TEMPLE BETH EMETH Join Author Myla Goldberg as she presents her book Feast Your Eyes: A Novel (Paperback edition) “A daringly inventive parable of female creativity and motherhood” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from Myla Goldberg, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Bee Season, about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood—a balancing act familiar to women of every generation. Myla Goldberg is the bestselling author of Feast Your Eyes, The False Friend, Wickett’s…

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Eshkol Nevo

December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join author Eshkol Nevo as he presents his book The Last Interview: A Novel   From the internationally best-selling author of Three Floors Up, a literary page-turner that delves into the deepening cracks in a carefully constructed public persona. A writer tries to answer a set of interview questions sent to him by a website editor. At first, they stick to the standard fare: Did you always know you would be a writer? How autobiographical are your books? Have you written…

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David Hopen

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join author David Hopen as he presents his book The Orchard   Mesmerizing and playful, heartrending and darkly romantic, The Orchard probes the conflicting forces that determine who we become: the heady relationships of youth, the allure of greatness, the doctrines we inherit, and our concealed desires.   David Hopen is a first-year student at Yale Law School. Raised in Hollywood, Florida, he earned his master’s degree from the University of Oxford and graduated from Yale College. The Orchard is his debut…

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