Books & Bites

Books & Bites

Books & Bites

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Meet the Author!

Join us for a special Books & Bites: MahJong at Mara’s and meet author Debra Green.

Debra will join us to discuss her bighearted novel with an endearing and diverse cast of characters, that illustrates the bumpy ride to understanding experienced by the complicated patchwork of people who make up suburban America.

The cost to attend this discussion is $18 per person, which includes a copy of the book and light snacks. Attendees can pick up the book at the NCJW/Essex Office. Call 973-740-0588 with questions.

Debra is quite familiar with NCJW, as her mother-in-law served as national president in the late 1980s, and president of the Woodmere, NY Section. Let’s show her some NCJW/Essex support at this in-person Books & Bites!

Here’s a synopsis of Mahjong at Mara’s: Seventeen years after losing the love of her life on 9/11, Lila, a nurse aide, and her teenage son Dante find solace in unlikely companions— a group of Mahjong-playing octogenarians. There’s Lila’s client Thea struggling with Alzheimer’s, and her sweet husband, Joseph; Mali, a lonely Holocaust survivor living far away from her only daughter; childless and recently widowed Frank; and the persnickety, divorced Gladys, whom Mali disliked from the moment the two met. When Brian, a duplicitous new neighbor, and Dante’s friends Rashon and Giselle join the mix, all their lives take surprising turns that raise questions about the concepts of family, loyalty, and love.

DATE: Monday, June 3, 2024

TIME: 10:30am

PLACE: NCJW/Essex Office in the Cafe

COST: $18 includes copy of the book (paperback version) ; light snacks will be served

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Books & Bites: Mahjong at Mara's with Author Debra Green

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Date And Time

Jun-03-24 @ 10:30 AM to
Jun-03-24 @ 12:00 PM

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