Join the Jewish Book Council and internationally best-selling Israeli author David Grossman in a conversation about love, trauma, and healing. More Than I Love My Life is the story about three generations of women on an unlikely journey to a Croatian island and a secret that needs to be told. Written by Booker Prize winner, Sapir Prize winner, and two-time National Jewish Book Award winner David Grossman, More Than I Love My Life was inspired by the true story of one of his longtime confidants. Grossman will be joined by Jewish Book Council’s Marilyn Hassid, in a conversation that will allow the audience a peek inside his inspiration for writing this book and more.
Thursday, October 21, 12:30PM on Zoom
Price - FREE - register online
Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture illustrates how the spaces between tiles and the moments between games have fostered distinct social cultures in the United States. This mass-produced game crossed the Pacific and created waves of popularity over the twentieth century. Heinz narrates the history of this game to show how it has created a variety of meanings, among them American modernity, Chinese-American heritage, and Jewish-American women’s culture. Mahjong has become a quintessentially American game, traveling from China to the United States, and is a favorite among Hollywood starlets, high society, middle-class housewives, and immigrants alike.
Wednesday, October 20, 6:00PM in person at the JCCNS (the author will be presenting virtually)
Price - $25, includes Chinese dinner, wine, and mahjong!
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