- From Pashas to Pariahs by Lucette Lagnado
- The Dairy Restaurant by Ben Katchor
- Show of Shows by David Margolick
- Messianism by Leon Wieseltier
- Mrs. Freud by Daphne Merkin
Wayne Hoffman will be reading from his new novel, Sweet Like Sugar. This event is sponsored by Tablet magazine; Tablet editor Alana Newhouse will be leading a Q&A session following the reading.
Sweet Like Sugar follows an unexpected friendship between a young gay Jewish man and an elderly Orthodox rabbi. It’s about fate, faith, and how alienated Jews can reconnect with their identity. Serious stuff. But along the way, it’s also about Kurt Cobain, class stratification in the DC suburbs, Space Mountain, the Book of Esther, the war in Iraq, Israeli dance, Jewish summer camp, Barack Obama, Miami’s bar scene, the Holocaust, interfaith relationships, immigrant communities in Jersey City, Will & Grace, crystal meth, kashrut, Sammy Davis Jr., and much more.
You can hear Wayne talking about the book in a Tablet podcast here: http://www.tabletmag.com/podcasts/74886/only-connect/
For more information, visit waynehoffmanwriter.com.