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The Birthright Book

And where you can attend a reading

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Today marks the publication of Nextbook Press’s What We Brought Back: Jewish Life After Birthright, a collection of reflections—of all kinds; essays, photographs, poems—by young Jews who have gone on Taglit-Birthright trips to Israel. A special congratulations to the volume’s editor, Wayne Hoffman, Nextbook Press’s deputy editor.

And! Do you live in San Francisco, Chicago, or New York City? Then Tablet Magazine is sponsoring a reading at a bookstore or bar near you sometime in the next six weeks. (Yes, yes, we’re even schlepping to Brooklyn.) Details after the jump.

Saturday, December 11, 7 pm.
Dog Eared Books
900 Valencia St. (@20th)
Readers at this event include Eva Tuschman, Joy Prendergast, Aaron Pribble, and Kali Eichen.

Tuesday, December 14, 6:30 pm.
Uncommon Ground
3800 N. Clark Street (@ West Grace)
Readers at this event include Rebecca Plotnick, Jordan Fliegel, Jessica Young, Alli Wade, and Ilana Schonfeld-Hicks.

Monday, December 20, 7 pm.
85 E. 4th Street, 2nd floor
Readers at this event include Ilya Khodosh, Nathaniel Popper, and Elissa Strauss.

Thursday, December 23, 7 pm.
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer St. in Williamsburg
Readers at this event include Ruvym Gilman and MK Hall.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 7 pm.
The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (@12th Street)
Readers at this event include Eric Leven, Shoshana Rubin, Diana Arnold, and Jake Marmer.

What We Brought Back [Nextbook Press]

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