Alison PIck at the Mandel JCC's Festival of Jewish Books and Authors
Book Title: Far to Go
Alison Pick's grandparents were both Jewish, but renounced their religion after escaping the Nazis. She was raised in Canada unaware of her Jewish roots, but while researching and writing Far to Go Alison uncovered her family's secret past and decided to study for conversion. She is now raising her daughter as a Jew.
The Toronto Star said the novel is a "thoroughly absorbing narrative" that is "expertly crafted in every sense." Inspired by the author's grandparent's escape from nazi-occupied Europe, Far to Go is the story of the Bauers, a Czech Jewish family before, during and after WWII. This novel plunges us into the hearts of a family that is offered a desperate chance to save their beloved son while fleeing for their lives.
Pick is the winner of Canada's prestigious Bronwen Wallace
Award for best writer under 35. she has also written two books of poetry. Her first novel, The Sweet Edge, was a Globe and Mail Top 100 book and was optioned for a film. The rights to Far to Go have been sold in five countries.
"A haunting and suspenseful read, one that's sure to stay with you long after the last page is turned." Torontoist.com.
Sponsor: Karen B. and Norton Newborn
$21 Special Package -- Buy the book and one ticket to Alison Pick's lecture on November 10 at 7:30 pm at the Mandel JCC. Package available at the Mandel JCC membership desk only. Must be purchased by November 1.
Mandel JCC of Cleveland (View)
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Beachwood, OH 44122