2020 JCC Book Fest & Visiting Author Series

Rachel Barenbaum | A Bend in the Stars

Virtual Author Event

October 27, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Time: 7:00pm     Day: Tuesday     Ages: All Ages     Price: $8 - $10

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Virtual Author Event on Zoom


All the Light We Cannot See meets The Nightingale in this literary WWI-era novel and epic love story of a brilliant young doctor who races against Einstein to solve one of the universe's great mysteries.

Grounded in real history -- and inspired by the solar eclipse of 1914 -- A Bend in the Stars offers a heart-stopping account of modern science's greatest race amidst the chaos of World War I, and a love story as epic as the railways crossing Russia.


Rachel’s debut nov­el is A Bend In The Stars has been named a New York Times Sum­mer Read­ing Selec­tion and a Barnes & Noble Dis­cov­er Great New Writ­ers selec­tion. It is also a Boston Globe Best­seller. Rachel’s sec­ond nov­el, The His­to­ry of Time Trav­el, is forth­com­ing from Grand Cen­tral (2021).

Rachel is a pro­lif­ic writer and review­er for the LA Review of Books and the Tel Aviv Review of Books among others.  She is an Hon­orary Research Asso­ciate at the Hadas­sah-Bran­deis Insti­tute and a grad­u­ate of GrubStreet’s Nov­el Incu­ba­tor. She is also the founder of Debut Spot­light.  She has degrees from Har­vard in Busi­ness, and Lit­er­a­ture and Phi­los­o­phy. She lives in Brook­line, MA


This event is presented in collaboration with the the Jewish Book Council. Rachel will present her book and answer questions. To purchase books in advance, our bookstore partners online: Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW) and Page 1 Books (5850 Eubank Blvd NE). 

Tickets are $8 for JCC Members and $10 for Non-Members.

Upon registering, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event. 

Questions? Call 332-0565 x 4518.