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Allegra Goodman

Monday, November 6, 7pm
Hart Theater
JCC Member: $12, Non-Member $15

Sam is about as perfect of a coming-of-age story as I have ever read.”
—Jenna Bush Hager

Sam is a deeply wise and empathetic portrait of this unforgettable girl, making her way into this tricky world and into the reader’s life.”
—Amy Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of In Love

“This deft novel is filled with the exquisite pleasures one expects from Allegra Goodman, richly layered and emotionally resonant. I absolutely devoured it.”
—Geraldine Brooks, author of People of the Book (review of The Chalk Artist)

Enjoy a special presentation with New York Times bestselling author Allegra Goodman. Goodman is the author of six novels: Sam, The Chalk Artist, The Cookbook Collector, Paradise Park, Intuition, and Kaaterskill Falls; two collections of short stories: The Family Markowitz and Total Immersion; the Young Adult novel: The Other Side of the Island, and the non-fiction title, Speaking of Writing.

Underwritten by Rubens Family Foundation and Heidi and Mike Fishman

Community Partner:

Monday, November 6, 5:30–6:30pm
Lipson Lounge
Free, advance registration required. Capacity: 25

Athene Goldstein will lead a book discussion of Allegra Goodman’s work (with a focus on her latest title, Sam).

Athene is a Bar/Bat/B’Nai Mitzvah tutor in the Rochester area. She has been leading adult classes in literature and Torah chant for many years.

Click here to register for the pre-event discussion.


Monday, Nov 06 2023


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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JCC Hart Theater
1200 Edgewood Avenue

Form 990 for year-end 6/30/2022 can be obtained by emailing mmarsh@jccrochester.org

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