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January 16, 2015  RSS feed

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Jewish Book Festival to feature Skype discussions with authors

Author Tova Mirvis Author Tova Mirvis The 2014-15 Tampa Jewish Book Festival will wrap up its Sip & Skype programming on Thursday, Feb.12, with wellknown Jewish writer Tova Mirvis.

She will talk, via Skype, about her latest book, Visible City. The program will be held at 7 p.m. at the Tampa Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive, in the Citrus Park area.

Mirvis has written three novels, including national bestseller, The Ladies Auxiliary. A mother of three, she lives in Newton, MA.

Visible City, according to critics, is “gorgeously written” and a “fascinating” story following the intersecting lives of two New York families. Mirvis introduces a constellation of characters we all know: 20-somethings unsure about commitments they haven’t yet made; 30-somethings unsure about the ones they have; and 60-somethings whose empty nests cause all sorts of doubts.

The final chapter of this year’s Book Festival will be a joint event with the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival on Thursday evening, April 16, also at the Tampa JCC. In commemoration of Yom Hashoah, the program will begin with the showing of a documentary, Fifty Children, One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany. After showing the film, a Skype discussion will take place with Steven Pressman, who produced and directed the film and wrote a book of the same name. Tickets for this event are $10 and will be available at or at the door.

The Tampa law firm of Shutts & Bowen is the Jewish Book Festival’s main sponsor. The Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation are presenters of the Book Festival. For more information about Tampa’s Jewish Book Festival, contact Brandy Gold at 813-769-4725,

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