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Upcoming Sessions

1. Sunday, October 22, 2023 7 Cheshvan 5784

1:00 PM - 3:00 PMIn person - "House Parties" - "Author Event & Book Signing" - Lynn Levin

2. Sunday, November 12, 2023 28 Cheshvan 5784

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMIn person - "Unstoppable"- Author: Joshua Green

3. Sunday, January 7, 2024 26 Tevet 5784

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMIn person - "A Bend in the Stars" - Author: Rachel Barenbaum

4. Sunday, March 3, 2024 23 Adar I 5784

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMIn person - "Dinners with Ruth" - Author: Nina Totenberg

5. Sunday, April 14, 2024 6 Nisan 5784

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMIn person - Library - "Beautiful Country" - Author: Qian Julie Wang

6. Sunday, June 9, 2024 3 Sivan 5784

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMIn person - Library - "The Wind Knows my Name" - Author: Isabel Allende

Book & Author Event with Lynn Levin, author of House Parties
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You may reserve a book when you RSVP or purchase a book prior to the event (Amazon/Barnes & Noble).
 Books available at signing are $20 (cash or check only).
 Books available to buy on Amazon & Barnes and Noble prior to the event. 

Click here for Lynn Levin bio

About the Book:

With a deft command of comic distance and abiding compassion for her characters, Lynn Levin in House Parties, her debut collection of short stories, presents us with a broad range of characters who ardently, foolishly, and often with weird invention, relentlessly spar with their fates.

Three friends hike through Yosemite in search of an awe-inspiring waterfall that may or may not exist…a girl on a high-school science trip finds herself abandoned on an island inhabited by aggressive monkeys…a lonely young rabbinical student creates and animates a female form only to see her beloved creature acquire free will…overwhelmed by surveys, an office worker rebels à la Bartleby…a couple believes that a move to a friendly and sophisticated exurban neighborhood will set the stage for happy marriage.

Many of the characters in House Parties see themselves with a certain bemused humor and strive to stay self-possessed even as they struggle against the strange and undeserved things that happen to them. At other times, the characters—sometimes successfully, sometimes not—keep trying to escape the gravity of a plight they created or a problem they refuse to resolve. In observant and generous prose, Levin writes in tones that range from the wry, witty, and hilarious to the lyrical and deeply serious.


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