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A Narrow Bridge – J.J. Gesher Authors event
August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shortly after Orthodox Jewish Brooklynite Jacob Fischer puts his young family on a bus to visit relatives, the bus explodes in a stunning act of terrorism. His faith shattered, Jacob flees the comforts of his community and disappears. He ends up in a predominantly black town in rural Alabama, where he meets Rosie, the single mother of a young son. Their developing relationship, along with the rekindling of his love of music, precipitate events that will change both their lives. Debut novel A Narrow Bridge is a powerful page-turner that follows a complex man on a journey of salvation after tragedy.
About the Author(s)
J.J. Gesher is the pen name for the writing duo of Joyce Gittlin and Janet B. Fattal. Janet and Joyce have completed three feature screenplays and won several screenwriting awards. Their first collaboration was a Lifetime Television feature movie. A Narrow Bridge is their first novel.
Joyce Gittlin graduated with an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, then spent the next 25 years writing and directing television. Among her many credits are Wings, Frasier, and Everybody Loves Raymond. In addition, she has written feature films for Disney, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox. Joyce lives in the Los Angeles area.
Janet B. Fattal received a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from UCLA, and has taught English, American, and world literatures and writing at the college level. She has edited several memoirs and written curriculum for high school and college students. She shares her passion for literature and stories by running numerous book groups, including several at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. She also lives in the Los Angeles area.
Copies of A Narrow Bridge will be on sale (cash, check, credit card). Please use Eventbrite.com to RSVP for the event and help the Friends of the Library determine the number of books to bring for sales and autographs.
Visitors to Downtown Central Library receive 3 hours FREE parking across Harvard Street at the Marketplace parking structure with validation at the service desk. Handicapped parking is available on the east side of the building. Short term parking spaces are available on the east and south sides of the building. Metered parking is available on Harvard Street and on the west side of the building in Lot #10.