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"The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews"

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Talks

Author Maurice Samuels on recovering France's forgotten history as a more open, pluralistic society that did not require the erasure of religious and ethnic differences. He points to new ways of moving forward. 

"Sadness is a White Bird": Moriel Rothman-Zecher with Madeleine Thien

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A novel in which a young man preparing to serve in the Israeli army must struggle with ingrained loyalties to family and country, "brilliantly capturing the intensity of feeling on both sides of the conflict." — Kirkus

Leslie Cohen presents her novel "This Love Story Will Self-Destruct"

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Eve and Ben navigate their twenties on a winding journey through first jobs, first dates and first breakups; through first reunions, first betrayals and, maybe, first love. This is "When Harry Met Sally" reimagined.

Danielle Lazarin: "Back Talk" w/ Celeste Ng

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A collection of stories that examines how narrowly our culture allows women to express their desires. Lazarin will be joined in conversation by Celeste Ng, author of "Little Fires Everywhere."

"Asymmetry": Lisa Halliday with Ira Silverberg

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The novel about a young editor and her relationship with a much older famous writer explores the inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography and justice that spark and sustain many human relations.

Sarah Schulman: "After Delores"

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Oy Gay!

Explore 1980s NY lesbian subculture and Lower East Side underground clubs and back alleys as Shulman discusses her landmark novel and its influence with Tina Horn, Kay Gabriel and moderator Davey Davis. 

Paul Auster presents "4 3 2 1" — PAPERBACK LAUNCH

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Oy Gay!

Recently short-listed for the Man Booker prize, Auster's latest novel traces the very different journeys of four boys made of the same DNA. A signing, Q&A and wine reception follow the paperback presentation.

"A Late Arrival: Isaac Bashevis Singer in New York City, 1935"

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Talks

David Stromberg of Hebrew University in Jerusalem will talk about what happened when Singer arrived penniless in New York in 1935, having left his common-law wife and five-year-old son in Warsaw.

Rachel Lyon: "Self-Portrait With Boy"

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Set in early 90s Brooklyn on the brink of gentrification, a novel about an ambitious young female artist who accidentally photographs a boy falling to his death. Lyon appears in conversation with Julie Buntin.

Faith Talks: Timothy Cardinal Dolan in Conversation with Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein

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Talks

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, joins Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein for a wide-ranging conversation on aspects of faith and morality in New York City and the world.

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