Literary Modiin - June 2021 Author Event
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Sally Koslow is the author of six books translated into fourteen languages, with another in the works. Her latest is Another Side of Paradise, a biographical novel about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Hollywood love affair with Sheilah Graham. The former editor-in-chief of McCall’s and other magazines, Sally has written more than a hundred essays and articles for magazines, newspapers, anthologies and websites--The New York Times, Oxford University Press, Real Simple, O, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, Mademoiselle, Ladies’ Home Journal, and More among many others. She’s spoken at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society in France, synagogues, colleges, libraries, women’s clubs, and Generation Women and has taught at The Writing Institute of Sarah Lawrence College and the JCC Manhattan. People often say she’s the first person they’ve met from North Dakota, though Manhattan is now her home, which she shares with her husband. www.sallykoslow.com
Joshua Henkin's new novel MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS ("A stunning achievement"--Publishers Weekly) was published by Pantheon on June 15, 2021. He is also the author of the novels SWIMMING ACROSS THE HUDSON, a Los Angeles Times Notable Book; MATRIMONY, a New York Times Notable Book; and THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU, which was named an Editors' Choice Book by The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune and was the winner of the 2012 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Jewish American Fiction and a finalist for the 2012 National Jewish Book Award. He lives with his wife and daughters in Brooklyn, NY, and directs and teaches in the MFA program in Fiction Writing at Brooklyn College.
In 2004, Sherri Mandell won the National Jewish Book award for The Blessing of the Broken Heart, which told of her grief and initial mourning after her 13-year-old son Koby was brutally murdered. Years later, with her pain still undiminished, Sherri trained to help others as a pastoral counselor, one of the first in Israel’s hospitals. Could a stranger offer comfort to patients and their families in the face of cancer? Could Sherri find comfort by comforting others? This book is the moving memoir of an experience that was at turns painful, awkward, and funny, but always enriching.