• September 15th, 6:30PM: Mid-Manhattan Library
445 Fifth Avenue (entrance between 40th and 39th Streets)
New York City, NY 10016
Out now from Pantheon Books, Susan Jacoby's latest book, Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion.
|Beginning with Saul blinded by the light on the road to Damascus, Strange Gods, offers a provocative and original exploration of the cultural, economic and political forces driving religious conversion in the Western world. [MORE INFO]|
Also, in March of 2016, Vintage is reissuing Susan's book, Half-Jew: A Daughter's Search For Her Family's Buried Past as an e-book.
What is a child's emotional legacy when one parent's origins are treated as a shameful secret? This is the provocative question addressed by Susan Jacoby in a probing work of personal memory and social history that excavates four generations of lies and secrets in her father's accomplished but deeply insecure New York German Jewish family. Blending meticulous historical research with compassionate emotional insight, this writer of "fierce intelligence and a nimble, unfettered imagination" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) not only reclaims the family's past but also offers a beautifully nuanced close-up of a bond between a father and daughter. [MORE INFO]