Best-selling Israeli author Judith Katzir to talk about her book 'Dearest Anne' on Nov. 18

Judith Katzir

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, 515 South St., Waltham, Mass.

Join the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) for a conversation and book signing with Judith Katzir, best selling Israeli author of "Dearest Anne: A Tale of Impossible Love." Katzir will discuss the themes she writes about in the novel, as well as her identity as a Jewish Israeli woman writer.

“Dearest Anne” is a stirring record of an artist’s coming-of-age during the 1970s and the story of a hidden, erotic love affair between a teenaged girl and her married teacher. Provocative and heartbreaking, the book gracefully echoes Frank’s famous diary and at the same time engages with its tragic heroine, revealing universal truths about the transition from girl to woman.

"I read the book with wonder and emotion. The love between Michaela and Rivi is depicted precisely and delicately. . . . It's beautiful." -Amos Oz

"More than anything else, the book is a temple of love to the imaginary, and to literature as an option for deep and vigorous living." -Ya'ara Muki, Time Out

Refreshments will be provided and books will be available for purchase.

RSVP to or call 781-736-8110

This event is co-sponsored with the Consulate General of Israel to New England and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

About the Reuben/Rifkin Jewish Women Writers Series

The Reuben/Rifkin Jewish Women Writers Series is a joint project of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Feminist Press. Established in 2006 by Elaine Reuben, the series honors her parents, Albert G. and Sara I. Reuben, and her grandparents, Susie Green and Harry Reuben, Bessie Goldberg and David Rifkin. The series focuses on literary works that can embody and connect the varieties of Jewish women’s experiences, speaking for the many whose names and stories are now lost.

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