Arts & Entertainment
JCC JEWISH BOOK FAIR
Chapter One: Fiction
When you need to escape, there is nothing
like a great novel to take you to another world.
Special to the Jewish News
Friend of the Family
1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6
Pete Dizinoff is a
with a lovely home
life in the suburbs.
But there is tragedy
behind, and ahead, of him.
Laura is the daughter of Pete's best
friend Joe. When her baby died, many sus-
pected that Laura was responsible. She left
town but has returned after enjoying the
good life: an easy job and a lot of travel.
Now she has her eye on Pete's son, Alec,
who hopes to become an artist.
Pete has little interest in seeing Laura
and Alec together, and he lets Alec know.
That's when everything begins to fall
Grodstein's other novels include
Reproduction Is the Flaw of Love and The
Best of Animals.
MARGOT BERWIN, Hothouse Flower
and the Nine Plants of Desire: A Novel
10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6 — WB
When the newly divorced Lila Nova is
introduced to the nine plants of desire,
she finds herself on a wild, unforgettable
RACHEL DEWOSKIN, Repeat After Me:
11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 — WB
Ann Arbor native Rachel DeWoskin tells
a love story between a young teacher and
a Chinese student that spans decades and
two very different worlds.
Seat at the Table: A
A SEAT AT
Novel of Forbidden
Choices (with Aliza
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
10 — OP
Wednesday, Nov. 11
A Seat at the Table is the story of Elisha,
who grows up in post-war Brooklyn as
part of a leading Chasidic rabbinical
dynasty. But Elisha is a modern man, and
he brings a gentile girl to meet his father.
1 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 4 — WB
won Canada's National
Jewish Book Award,
is the story of a group
in March 1944 in
Hungary and a chance meeting with the
man who may change the Jews' fate.
DAVID LISS, The
8:15 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 11 — WB
A novel of corpo-
rate espionage set in
the 1700s — from an
ist and the author of
A Conspiracy of Paper
and Coffee Trader.
S.J. ROZAN, The Shanghai Moon
9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 — WB
Investigators Lydia Chin and Bill Smith
search for stolen jewelry, while Jews flee-
ing Nazi Germany search for a home in
DANNY SCHEINMANN, Random Acts
of Heroic Love
10 a.m., Wednesday Nov. 4 — WB
A tender, historical novel about Leo,
who must cope with the death of his girl-
friend, and Moritz, who left his love when
he went to fight in WWI.
ALIZA SHEVRIN, Tevye the Dairyman
and Motl the Cantor's Son (with Joshua
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 — OP
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 — WB
These new translations focus on
Tevye, the father who inspired the lead
character in Fiddler on the Roof, and
Motl, the 9-year-old who immigrates to
TROPPER, This Is
Where I Leave You
3 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
15 — WB
atheist, has just
dropped dead, leav-
ing one request:
Would his family
sit shivah for him?
This very funny novel takes the reader
through seven days of shivah with the
wildly dysfunctional Foxman clan.
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ings on the top of page 46.
DARA HORN, All Other Nights
11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 — WB
SALLY KOSLOW, The Late, Lamented
11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 —WB
NORMAN LEBRECHT, The Game of
8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 — WB
DANIEL LEVIN, The Last Ember
1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 — WB
4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 — OP
KAREN TINTORI and JILL GREGORY,
The Illumination: A Novel
Noon Wednesday, Nov. 11 — OP
Chapter Two: Hollywood
Can't afford a trip to California? Book Fair brings celebrities right to your door.
Special to the Jewish News
7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 7 — WB
The head writer for
the Late Show with
(for which he has
been nominated 15
times for an Emmy),
Bill Scheft began his
October 29 2009
career as a standup comedian and found
fame with his weekly column "The Show,"
which ran in Sports Illustrated.
He also is an author whose novels
include The Ringer and Time Won't Let
Me, a finalist for the Thurber Prize for
In Everything Hurts, Scheft consid-
ers the life of self-proclaimed "self-help
fraud" Phil Camp and the real self-help
guru to whom he turns for assistance with
an unexplained ache.
CAROL LEIFER, When You Lie About
Your Age, the Terrorists Win: Reflections
on Looking in the
8:15 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 12 — WB
A B ©U YOUR AGE,/
RISTS WI le
and comedian Carol
Leifer presents a
funny look at
C A -11. - 0 L
L E 1 Flatt,
ily. There's a little
something here for
everyone: aging, ado ption, animal rights,
feminism, faith and love.
ALICIA SILVERSTONE, The Kind
Diet: A Simple Guide to Losing Weight,
Looking Great, Saving Yourself, the
Animals and the Planet!
12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 — WB
An easy and delicious guide to eating
vegan and helping the planet.
MICHAEL TUCKER & JILL
EIKENBERRY, Family Meals: Coming
Together To Care for an Aging Parent
1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 — WB
When Jill Eikenberry's mother fell into
a pronounced dementia, the family united
in an extraordinary way. II