The Lessans Family Literary Series

LESSANS FAMILY Literary Series

All year long, we will bring you the best and brightest authors and artists from around the country for special events!

 


 

An Evening of True Crime Wednesday, December 4th - 7:00 PM
A Conversation with Michael Dobbs Monday, January 27th - 7:00 PM
A Conversation with Marra Gad, The Color of Love Wednesday, February 5th - 7:00 PM

An Evening of True Crime

Wednesday, December 4th
7:00 PM

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LESSAN FAMILY LITERARY SERIES
An Evening of True Crime
Margalit Fox + Edward Berenson, in conversation

Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World’s Most Famous Detective Writer (Margalit Fox) and 
The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town (Edward Berenson)

Wednesday, December 4
6:30 PM | Pre-program reception
7:00 PM | Conversation

Fox and Berenson discuss their experiences writing about two real life cases involving antisemitism, sensational stories, and scandalous accusations.  No need to read the book to enjoy!

Receive a 20% discount on the book price when you purchase a Ticket with Book prior to event day.

A Conversation with Michael Dobbs

Monday, January 27th
7:00 PM

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Special International Holocaust Remembrance Day Program
LESSANS FAMILY LITERARY SERIES Presents: A Conversation with Michael Dobbs

The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In Between

Monday, January 27, 2020
Reception 6:30 PM
Conversation 7:00 PM

A Holocaust story that is both German and American, Dobbs describes the deportation of German Jews to France in October 1940, along with their continuing quest for American visas.

“A heartbreaking and timely read…. With a reporter’s eye for narrative and a historian’s attention to detail and context, Dobbs…follows these Jewish families through harrowing cycles of deportation and desperation as they attempt to flee to safety.”–The Washington Post

Receive a 20% discount on the book price when you purchase a Ticket with Book prior to event day.

A Conversation with Marra Gad, The Color of Love

Wednesday, February 5th
7:00 PM

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LESSANS FAMILY LITERARY SERIES Presents: A Conversation with Marra Gad

The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Reception 6:30 PM
Conversation 7:00 PM

An unforgettable memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after fifteen years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer’s strikes. The Color of Love explores the idea of yerusha, which means “inheritance” in Yiddish.

“There is nothing more powerful than an army of young women and their combined voices. Smart and sharply written, this is an excellent guide to the how and why of a life of public service.” —Amy Poehler, creator of Smart Girls