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35th Annual Ann Arbor Jewish Book Festival: Jewish Community Center.:

Nov. 6–18. This annual festival features select in-person appearances by Jewish writers, as well as livestream talks by over 20 other Jewish authors of books ranging from cookbooks, children’s books, and reference books to memoirs, self-help books, and new titles hot off the presses. (Publishers plan their releases for November, which is Jewish Book Month.) For a complete schedule see book.jccannarbor.org.


Today: Talks by 5 local Jewish writers. Susan B. Miller discusses A Beautiful Land, her new dystopian novel about a teenage girl and her siblings displaced by political violence. Young adult writer Danica Davidson discusses Eva Mozes Kor’s poignant memoir I Will Protect You: A True Story of Twins Who Survived Auschwitz, a book aimed at middle grade readers that Davidson co-wrote.  Acclaimed novelist Ann S. Epstein discusses One Person’s Loss, her new historical novel about Jewish newlyweds fleeing Nazi Germany for Brooklyn. Veteran local writer Ken Wachsberger talks about helping WWII hero Bernard Mednicki write his memoir, Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance. Parenting consultant Franki Bagdade discusses her I Love My Kids, But I Don’t Always Like Them: Expert Advice for Parents of Challenging Children. U-M Institute on Women & Gender researcher Michelle Segar discusses her new book, The Joy Choice: How to Finally Achieve Lasting Changes in Eating and Exercise. 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

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