Author Jonathan Safran Foer Reads from New Novel at Yiddish Book Center

Jonathan Safran Foer (Jeff Mermelstein)

Jonathan Safran Foer (Jeff Mermelstein)

(AMHERST, Mass.) – Author Jonathan Safran Foer will read from and talk about his long-awaited and highly acclaimed new novel, “Here I Am,” at the Yiddish Book Center on Wednesday, October 26, at 7pmFoer will also sign copies of the book after the talk. The event is free. Space is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm.

“Here I Am,” perhaps Foer’s best novel yet, tells the story of a Washington D.C. family in crisis set against the backdrop of an international crisis: a catastrophic earthquake in the Middle East. NPR book reviewer Maureen Corrigan calls the book “dazzling” and “a profound novel about the claims of history, identity, family, and the burdens of a broken world.”

About: The world’s first Yiddish museum, the Yiddish Book Center is home to permanent and visiting exhibits; two performance halls with a year-round schedule of educational programs, concerts (including the annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music), films, and events; an English-language bookstore; and a million Yiddish books. The Center is open Sunday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.




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