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Posted: Monday, July 3, 2017 10:34 AM


The Oshman Family JCC presents:

An Evening with Jonathan Safran Foer

Tuesday, July 11, 7:30pm-9:00pm, Palo Alto


Join us for an evening with Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the novels "Everything Is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" and the nonfiction book "Eating Animals." His work has received numerous awards and been translated into thirty-eight languages.

Jonathan will be discussing his new book, "Here I Am," an instant New York Times bestseller. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., "Here I Am" is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. One of the year's most anticipated novels, "Here I Am" is bestselling Safran Foer's most searching, hard-hitting and grandly entertaining novel yet.

Paperback copies of "Here I Am" will be available for $17 at the event. Ticket/book bundles are available in advance.

Part of the Jewish Luminaries Series

Reviews of "Here I Am":
"Funny scenes and characters leaven the melancholy of "Here I Am," as it chronicles the way small problems in a marriage can amass until they devastate . . . Foer, who first won readers over with youthful exuberance, now proves he can write just as well about growing older. "Here I Am" is a stunner of a family saga." - Jenny Shank, Dallas Morning News

"Brilliant . . . The book ends on a sorrowful and deeply poignant scene, but even the moments of pain and loss do not diminish the vital spirit, so authentically Jewish, that is the real glory of "Here I Am."" - Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal

Tuesday, July 11

Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA, 94303

$22 Ticket and book | $15 General Public (ticket only) | $12 Members and J-Pass holders (ticket only).

Email: info -at-
Phone: 650-223-8700

About The Oshman Family JCC:
The Oshman Family JCC aspires to be a Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome. It serves as a nexus of diverse Jewish communities that opens doors and creates connections for rich, robust and rewarding experiences. The JCC establishes common ground, uniting Jewish institutions, groups and individuals for the betterment of the whole community.

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