Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Literary Festival--The Believers
Washington DCJCC

O-LMD-Believers finalBOOK CLUB NIGHT!

Tuesday, October 20 | Nextbook
ZoŽ Heller | The Believers
In conversation with Ron Charles, Senior Editor of The Washington Post Book World
7:30 pm | Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater
$10, Discounted Members/Seniors/Under 25 $8

Book clubs that read The Believers will receive discounts on the book and event tickets. Sign your book club up here. Please include the name of the club and an approximate number of members.

Set in New York City in 2002, this social satire dissects the dysfunctional family of renowned leftist lawyer Joel Litvinoff, a life-long radical who suffers a stroke in court while defending a Muslim man accused of terrorist activity. The Believers follows the Litvinoff clan as they spin off from Joel’s irresistible orbit and begin to examine the long-held articles of faith that have formed the basis of their O-LMD-Zoelives together and their identities as individuals. In the end, all the family members will have to decide what—if anything—they still believe in. ZoŽ Heller is the author of Everything You Know and What Was She Thinking? Notes On A Scandal, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003.

“Heller’s talent lies in the way she illuminates her characters, often with dazzling insight, without making excuses or offering redemption.”  —The New Yorker

Festival Fiction is sponsored by Francine Zorn Trachtenberg and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in loving memory of Bruce J. Zorn.

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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