Reading at Bookworks on Oct. 15: A Gift

Reading at Bookworks on Oct. 15: A Gift

October 15 was a great reading experience for me upon the Albuquerque debut of Myopia a memoir, where I read chapters from the book, including “An Awfully Hard Man to Kill” and “Lemon Meringue Pie in the Land of Keretaria.” (See photos from the event here.) The audience engaged in some invigorating questions, which is one reason I say Bookworks is a fabulous venue for writers and readers alike. The staff is intelligent, welcoming and supportive, and there is a warm and interested audience. Sadly, so many independent bookstores have vanished. If we wish to keep Bookworks alive and well, we will have to get off our computers and into our cars and actually purchase some books there! They need us as much as we need them. Of course, I want to...

My Sister’s Living Room: A Reading and Signing for What Survives in Denver, Colorado

My Sister’s Living Room: A Reading and Signing for What Survives in Denver, Colorado

For animal lovers, I repent. There are none in this blog but the human kind! Stay tuned for more four-legged creatures in future blogs. I do not like to disappoint! Even though there were five inches of snow on the ground on April 29, we were an even dozen gathered for a reading and signing at home of my sister, Gay. I thought I had the best book club anywhere, but my sister’s is, at the very least, clearly on a par with mine. Everyone had read the book (not the case in all book clubs), and they had excellent questions and comments. One lovely couple had lived in Egypt for a number of years and raised interesting issues with regard to the Muslim faith and the observance of Ramadan. Paula stated that if one had a medical exemption from fasting (as Adalet did),...

What Does Survive? A Reading in New York

What Does Survive? A Reading in New York

From the author of What Survives A Reading and Book Signing at the American Sephardi Federation in New York City Jan. 18, 2017 Arthur and I arrive in New York City in the early morning hours at JFK via the Jet Blue red-eye. I am here to do a reading and book signing for my novel What Survives. We settle into our taxi, just half-awake, accustomed to the heavy morning rush hour traffic and ready for the long drive into midtown Manhattan. We cross the bridge we’ve crossed a gazillion times before and like little children returning to the Emerald City in the wonderful Land of Oz, we call out to each other as if we are seeing these old friends for the first time. “Oh look, there she is, the Lady of Liberty, waking up with us!” “And there’s the Chrysler...

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