Archive for November, 2010

And just one more …

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Yes, I’m still talking about my adult book, Restitution, and still loving the opportunity to share this remarkable story. Tonight I am speaking at Temple Sinai Congregation in Toronto. Here are the details:
Where: 210 Wilson Avenue (just west of Avenue Road)
When: 8:00 p.m.
This event is sponsored by Na’amat Canada in Toronto, an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of women and children. Tonight I am their guest speaker for their yearly “Sharon Cole Memorial Evening.”
Some of you have written to me to say that you have tried to get to my recent events and have not been able. Here’s another chance to hear me speak about this book.
Hope to see many of you there!

And One More Important Event …

Friday, November 12th, 2010

This Sunday November 14, I will be speaking as part of Books and Brunch, a reading series hosted and sponsored by Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge. The event this Sunday will be at Wyndance Golf Club at 11:00 a.m. I’ll be talking about my book, Restitution, but I’m sharing the podium (or is it the armchair!!) with Allison Pick whose recent novel, Far To Go also tells the story of an affluent Jewish family on the verge of the Second World War.
By the way, if you’ve never been to Blue Heron Books, you MUST take a drive there. As their website suggests (, this charming bookstore (owned and run by Shelley Macbeth) is a hub of literary events, readings, and happenings for young and not so young!
I hope to see many of you at the golf club on Sunday! Come and chat with me after the event.

More Talks!

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Hi everyone,
If you didn’t have a chance to hear me during Holocaust Education Week, I wanted to let you know that I have more sceduled talks coming up. Here are a few that are open to the public.
Sunday November 7: I will be speaking at St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Erindale), 1745 Dundas St. W at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m.
The eh List Author Series: I will be speaking at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. on November 9 at 12:30 p.m.
Na’amat Canada: I will be speaking at Temple Sinai Congregation, 210 Wilson Ave. on November 22 at 8:00 p.m.
And if you live in the Windsor area, I will be speaking there at there Jewish Community Centre, 1641 Oullette on November 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Most of these talk are about Restitution, my adult book. You can also have a chance to hear me talk about Restitution tonight, Thursday November 4 on Global TV at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. I was interviewed for this piece, along with Karl Reeser, the man I write about in Restitution. The journalist who interviewed us taped us for almost two hours! I am curious to see how she is able to reduce that to a piece that will only be about 5 minutes! Watch and you will see too.
Hope to meet many of you at my talks!