Best-selling author Mitch Albom headlines 9th Annual Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival
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NAPLES, Fla. - Floridant -- Best-selling author Mitch Albom, whose classic "Tuesdays with Morrie" ranks as the most successful memoir ever published, is coming to Naples to headline the annual Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival.

Albom will kick off the book festival's ninth season on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center in Naples, 4720 Pine Ridge Road. The $40 admission fee includes a copy of Albom's latest book, "The Little Liar," to be released in November.

The festival is designed to highlight books about Jewish subjects or written by Jewish authors.

"The Little Liar," Albom's new novel, moves from a small village in Greece during the Holocaust to America, following the intertwined lives of three survivors "forever changed by the perils of deception and the grace of redemption."

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"We couldn't be more pleased to host an author of Mitch Albom's caliber to start the 2023-24 series," said Robin Mintz, book festival chair for the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, the local event's sponsor. "After several years of virtual programming necessitated by the pandemic, Neapolitans can look forward to sampling a wide array of offerings – from historical fiction to a variety of nonfiction – from a cadre of talented writers ready to captivate our audiences in person."

There is one exception: British journalist Jonathan Freedland, whose "The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World" won the 2023 National Jewish Book Award, will appear live from London virtually, although the Naples component will remain in-person.

Details for that event and the remaining festival authors, can be found below.
  • "The Little Liar," by Mitch Albom, Sunday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., $40 (includes book)
  • "Kantika," by Elizabeth Graver, Thursday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m., $25
  • "Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age," by Deborah Applegate, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3:30 p.m., $25
  • "Because the World is Round," by Jane Saginaw, Thursday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m., $25
  • "The Einstein Effect: How the World's Favorite Genius Got into Our Cars, Our Bathrooms, and Our Minds," by Benyamin Cohen, Monday, Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m., $25
  • "The Golden Doves," by Martha Hall Kelly, Friday, March 1, 10:30 a.m., $25
  • "The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World," by Jonathan Freedland, Thursday, March 7, 3:30 p.m., $25 (live from London)
  • "The Jewish Deli: An Illustrated Guide to the Chosen Food," by Ben Nadler, Tuesday, March 26, 1 p.m., $25
  • "The Lioness of Boston" by Emily Franklin, Wed., April 3, 10:30 a.m., $25

For more information, visit JewishBookFestival.org. (http://www.jewishbookfestival.org/)

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Source: Jewish Federation of Greater Naples
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