Arts & Culture Events

17
October
2021 ABQ Jewish Book Fest Series Pass

Get Tickets Here!  All 8 Events: Sunday, Oct. 17, 10 am Joshua Greene | Unstoppable Wednesday, Oct. 10, 10:30 am David Grossman | More Than I Love My Life Thursday, Oct. 21, 7 pm Annabelle Gurwitch | You’re Leaving When? Sunday, Oct. 24, 3 pm Jean Hanff Korelitz| The Plot Thursday, Oct. 28, 7 pm Rachael Cerrotti | We […]

17
October
  • 10 am
Joshua Greene | Unstoppable | ABQ Jewish Book Fest

Virtual at the JCC and at home Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend  “A must-read that hopefully will be adapted for the screen. Greene lets Wilzig’s effervescent spirit shine through, and his story will appeal to a wide variety of readers.” – Library Journal Siggi’s ascent from the […]

20
October
  • 10:30 am
David Grossman | More Than I Love My Life | ABQ Jewish Book Fest

Virtual at the J and at-home More Than I Love My Life is a sweeping story about the power of love and loving with courage. A novel driven by faith in humanity even in our darkest moments, it asks us to confront our deepest held beliefs about a woman’s duty to herself and to her children. This […]

21
October
  • 7 pm
Annabelle Gurwitch | You’re Leaving When? | ABQ Jewish Book Fest

(Virtual at the JCC and at-home) Annabelle Gurwitch’s You’re Leaving When? is a pure delight, full of ambivalence, regret, laughter, rage, melancholy, and most importantly, honest observations about grappling with life’s bewildering cavalcade of surprises and disappointments.”  —Heather Havrilesky, New York Magazine New York Times best-selling author Gurwitch is back with a coming-of-a-certain-age memoir about what […]

24
October
  • 3 pm
Jean Hanff Korelitz | The Plot | ABQ Jewish Book Fest

 (Virtual at the JCC and at-home) “The Plot is one of the best novels I’ve ever read about writers and writing. It’s also insanely readable and terrifying. The suspense quotient is through the roof.” – Stephen King Mystery lovers this one is for you! The Plot is a psychologically suspenseful novel about a story too good […]

28
October
  • 7 pm
Rachael Cerrotti | We Share the Same Sky | ABQ Jewish Book Fest

(Virtual at the J and at-home) “STUNNING! Rachael Cerrotti has re-defined the art of bearing witness. Balancing meticulous devotion to the inherited past with luminous attention to the unfolding present, We Share the Same Sky maps an astonishing journey of tenacity and transformation. Among myriad narratives in the post-Holocaust landscape, this work is a dazzling beacon.” -Elizabeth […]

31
October
  • 10 am
Meriel Schindler | The Lost Café Schindler | ABQ Jewish Book Fest

Virtual at the J and at-home “Rigorously researched, The Lost Café Schindler successfully weaves together a compelling and at times deeply moving memoir and family history that also chronicles the wider story of the Jews of the Austro-Hungarian Empire… It distinguishes itself through its combination of mystery and reconciliation.” — The London Times Kurt Schindler was an impossible […]

7
November
  • 2 pm
Yaniv Iczovits | The Slaughterman’s Daughter | ABQ Jewish Book Fest

Virtual at the J and at-home “Occasionally a book comes along so fresh, strange, and original that it seems peerless, utterly unprecedented. This is one of those books.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) With her reputation as a vilde chaya (wild animal), Fanny Keismann isn’t like the other women in her shtetl in the Pale of Settlement—certainly not her obedient […]

14
November
  • 6 pm
Judy Batalion | The Light of Days | ABQ Jewish Book Fest

Virtual at home Instant NY Times bestseller; on the USA Today, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly and Indie bestseller lists. The Light of Days will be published across Europe, U.S., Brazil, Korea, and Israel, and was optioned by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, for whom Judy is co-writing the screenplay. As propulsive and thrilling as Hidden Figures, In […]