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National Library Week - Author Linda Frank

Event Type: Author Event
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 4/14/2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 Author Linda Frank discusses her Jewish history/mysteries featuring Lily Kovner, Copies of the author's works will be available for sale. The quest for a Torah stolen in Shanghai in early 1991 takes “Jewish Miss Marple” Lily Kovner to a setting with a Jewish history that initially surprises her. While The Lost Torah of Shanghai is fiction, author Linda Frank frames her talk in the context of that rich Diaspora experience that incorporates the various streams of Jewish life in China—the so-called “real” Chinese Jews of Kaifeng, the Sephardim originally from Iraq, the Russians escaping pogroms and the Bolshevik Revolution and the refugees from Nazi-controlled Europe.
Library: Davis (North Bethesda)    Map