Presenting The Charlotte Jewish Book Festival!

Join us as we engage with best-selling authors in a celebration of Jewish culture, books and ideas.

Books may be purchased online at https://bookshop.org/shop/jewishcharlotte or at the event.
For the complete book festival experience, purchase the Book Festival Package.

Book Festival Package: $125

For those who want the complete book festival experience.
Includes:

  • Ticket to all Book Festival events
  • Signed copy of the books
  • Recognition as a Festival Patron
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Sunday | MARCH 3 | 7 PM | Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts
TICKETS $10
Joshua Cohen The Netanyahus

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Netanyahus has been called "absorbing, delightful, hilarious, breathtaking and the best and most relevant novel ... in what feels like forever." (New York Times Book Review). The Wall Street Journal called its author, Joshua Cohen, "America's most perceptive and imaginative Jewish novelist, (and) one of its best novelists full stop".
Corbin College, not quite upstate New York, winter 1959–1960: Ruben Blum, a Jewish historian—but not an historian of the Jews—is co-opted onto a hiring committee to review the application of an exiled Israeli scholar specializing in the Spanish Inquisition. When Benzion Netanyahu shows up for an interview, family unexpectedly in tow, Blum plays the reluctant host to guests who proceed to lay waste to his American complacencies. Mixing fiction with nonfiction, the campus novel with the lecture, The Netanyahus is a wildly inventive, genre-bending comedy of blending, identity, and politics that finds Joshua Cohen at the height of his powers

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Thursday | MARCH 7 | 7 PM
TICKETS $15
Danielle Friedman | Let's Get Physical

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

A captivating blend of reportage and personal narrative that explores the untold history of women’s exercise culture–from jogging and Jazzercise to Jane Fonda–and how women have parlayed physical strength into other forms of power.

For much of the twentieth century, sweating was considered “unladylike” and girls grew up believing physical exertion would cause their uterus to “fall out.” It was only in the Sixties that, thanks to a few forward-thinking fitness pioneers, women began to move en masse. In Let’s Get Physical, journalist Danielle Friedman reveals the fascinating untold history of contemporary fitness culture, chronicling in vivid, cinematic prose how exercise evolved from a beauty tool pitched almost exclusively as a way to “reduce” into one millions have harnessed as a path to mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

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Sunday | MARCH 17 | 7 PM
TICKETS $10
Armando Lucas Correa | The Night Travelers

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Four generations of women experience love, loss, war, and hope from the rise of Nazism to the Cuban Revolution and finally, the fall of the Berlin Wall in this sweeping novel from the bestselling author of the “timely must-read” (People) The German Girl. Separated by time but united by sacrifice, four women embark on journeys of self-discovery and find themselves to be living testaments to the power of motherly love.

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Weina Dai Randel | Night Angels

ABOUT THE BOOK:

From the author of The Last Rose of Shanghai comes a profoundly moving novel about a diplomatic couple who risked their lives to help Viennese Jews escape the Nazis, based on the true story of Dr. Ho Fengshan, Righteous Among the Nations, who helped thousands of Jews escape Vienna as the Nazis came to power. Based on a remarkable true story, Night Angels explores the risks brave souls took and the love and friendship they built and lost while fighting against incalculable evil.

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