Ruth Behar -- ACROSS SO MANY SEAS -- with Judy Bolton Fasman

Join middle grade author Ruth Behar to celebrate her latest novel, ACROSS SO MANY SEAS. She will be in conversation with Judy Bolton-Fasman, author of ASYLUM: A Memoir of Family Secrets. 

Ruth Behar is a Cuban-born cultural anthropologist and a writer of ethnography, memoir, poetry, and books for young people. She won the Pura Belpré Award for her debut middle-grade novel, Lucky Broken Girl. Her novel, Letters from Cuba, was selected for the Kirkus list of best historical fiction. Her picture book, Tía Fortuna’s New Home, is on Kirkus and School Library Journal best book lists. She and her son, Gabriel Frye-Behar, co-authored Pepita Meets Bebita, a picture book about the joys of family. Behar’s latest book, Across So Many Seas, is an epic novel that tells the stories of four girls from different generations of a Sephardic family. The first Latina to win a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Behar teaches at the University of Michigan.

Event date: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
10 Langley Rd
Newton, MA 02459-1972
Across So Many Seas By Ruth Behar Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593323403
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 6th, 2024

"As lyrical as it is epic, Across So Many Seas reminds us that while the past may be another country, it's also a living, breathing song of sadness and joy that helps define who we are." --Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee


Lucky Broken Girl By Ruth Behar Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399546457
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 10th, 2018

Winner of the 2018 Pura Belpre Award!

“A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

 


Pepita Meets Bebita By Ruth Behar, Gabriel Frye-Behar, Maribel Lechuga (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593566985
Availability: Not in the store. We can order it and should have it in store in 3-5 business days.
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2023

When dog meets baby, it will take a little time and a lot of love for Pepita and Bebita to become the best of friends.


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Asylum, a Memoir of Family Secrets By Judy Bolton-Fasman Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781942134770
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Published: Mandel Vilar Press - August 24th, 2021

How much do we really know about the lives of our parents and the secrets lodged in their past? Judy Bolton-Fasman's fascinating saga, "Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets," recounts the search for answers to the mysteries embedded in the lives of her Cuban-born mother, Matilde Alboukrek Bolton and her elusive, Yale-educated father, K. Harold Bolton.


Tía Fortuna's New Home: A Jewish Cuban Journey By Ruth Behar, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ruth Behar, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593172414
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2022

A poignant multicultural ode to family and what it means to create a home as one girl helps her Tía move away from her beloved Miami apartment.


Letters from Cuba By Ruth Behar Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525516491
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 31st, 2021

Pura Belpré Award Winner Ruth Behar's inspiring story of a Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, where she works to rescue the rest of her family


The Fountains of Silence By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142423639
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Published: Philomel Books - September 29th, 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship.


Stranger in the Desert: A Family Story By Jordan Salama Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646221653
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Published: Catapult - February 20th, 2024

Inspired by family lore, a young writer embarks on an epic quest through the Argentine Andes in search of a heritage spanning hemispheres and centuries, from the Jewish Levant to turn-of-the-century trade routes in South America


Jew-Ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch By Jake Cohen Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780358353980
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Published: Harvest - March 9th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller!

A brilliantly modern take on Jewish culinary traditions for a new generation of readers, from a bright new star in the culinary world.

When you think of Jewish food, a few classics come to mind: chicken soup with matzo balls, challah, maybe a babka if you’re feeling adventurous.


Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule By Katherine Pangonis Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781643139241
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Published: Pegasus Books - February 1st, 2022

The untold story of a trailblazing dynasty of royal women who ruled the Middle East  and how they persevered through instability and seize greater power.

In 1187 Saladin's armies besieged the holy city of Jerusalem.


Hotel Cuba: A Novel By Aaron Hamburger Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063221444
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 2nd, 2023

“Deeply moving, compulsively readable, Hotel Cuba chronicles the early twentieth century immigrant experience with a profound understanding and crackling urgency I’ve not previously encountered. I could not put it down and I could not stop thinking about it long after I’d reached its stunning conclusion. In short: You need to read this book.


The Cuban Heiress By Chanel Cleeton Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593440483
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Published: Berkley - April 11th, 2023

An NPR Books We Love selection for 2023

"An unforgettable read that should be at the top of every TBR list."—NPR