*CANCELLED* The Jewish Community Library Presents ALAN CHEUSE

This program has been cancelled due to illness. Our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.

Prayers for the Living

A presentation by Alan Cheuse
SUNDAY, JULY 19, 1:30 P.M.

The novel Prayers for the Living unfolds as a layered family portrait of three generations of the Bloch family, whose members are collapsing under everyday burdens and brutal betrayals. Minnie Bloch's son, Manny, is a renowned rabbi respected by his congregants. No one suspects that he yearns for a life of greater personal glory, but when an oracular bird delivers what Manny believes to be a message from his deceased father, he abandons his congregation and his entire life spirals out of control. A devoted family matriarch, Minnie observes the tragic downfall of her family, unable to save them from themselves.

Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio's longtime book commentator, is the author of five novels, five collections of short stories and novellas, the memoir Fall Out of Heaven, and A Trance After Breakfast, a collection of travel essays. A regular contributor to the book pages of the San Francisco Chronicle, he teaches in the writing program at George Mason University and at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Event date: 
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 1:30pm
Event address: 
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA
Prayers for the Living Cover Image
By Alan Cheuse, Tova Mirvis (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781941493007
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Fig Tree Books LLC - March 17th, 2015

One of Books Inc.’s favorite aspects of being booksellers is getting the chance to welcome and host hundreds of authors a year, from house-hold names to local, debut authors and we look forward to continuing to provide the Bay Area with “The Experience You Can’t Download” in our stores with traditional author talks and booksignings. In the meantime, we have an exciting list of virtual events and meet-and-greet booksignings on our calendar and we look forward welcoming you into this new format.

Sales equate success, and as with in-store events, booksales made from an independent bookstore benefit the author, publisher, and lead to future event bookings. Please help us keep the Bay Area the wonderful literary hub that it is by supporting your local Books Inc.