Lawrence Family JCC presents Dara Horn at 7pm in Carlsbad!
In her fifth novel, Horn, a two-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award, draws on Jewish history and mysticism for a powerful and moving exploration of what it would mean to be immortal. The narrative unfolds over 2,000 years. Horn follows Rachel from Roman-occupied Jerusalem, where she and her first love, Elazar, make a fateful bargain to save their son by sacrificing their own deaths, to 2018, when everyone but Rachel looks to technology to make death obsolete. Dara Horn shares her latest book, "Eternal Life", and its central question: what is living for? Book signing to follow this event.
“An elegant musing on sacredness, history, and purpose that is, at the same time, a deliciously romantic, highly suspenseful page-turner.” - Geraldine Brooks, author of The Secret Chord
“Eternal Life” takes the psychological novel to places I’ve never seen before…Riveting, startling, hilarious, and sad?I’ve never read anything like it.” -Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot.
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An Evening with Senator Barbara Boxer
Brunch with Joan Nathan
Rabbi Irwin Kula-Beyond the Tribe
Dara Horn at The Dove Library
A Civil Debate
Michael Berenbaum-The Newest Antisemitism
Pints and Pages with Davy Rothbart