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Five local Jewish authors discuss their books

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In the third panel of a series, five local Jewish authors will speak about their books and the process that turned ideas into published volumes.

Norma Libman, Peter Nash, Anna Redsand, Naomi Sandweiss and Paul Amar Schwartz will discuss their books, which range in subject matter from poetry and psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl to Chinese women’s writings from the Cultural Revolution.

They will speak from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Rabbi David D. Shor Library at Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana NE. The panel is free and refreshments will be served. Register by emailing rabbishorlibrary@congregationalbert.org.

AT PAGE ONE: New Mexico author Kimberley Griffiths Little will be at Page One Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, to talk about and sign her new young readers’ fantasy-mystery novel, “The Time of the Fireflies.” She also will talk about “Enchanted Runner” and its sequel, “The Last Snake Runner,” young reader magical novels set in New Mexico.

Page One is at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in the Mountain Run Shopping Center.

AT TREASURE HOUSE: Barbara Langner signs her latest mystery novel, “The Detectives Who Loved Opera,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town.

IN BERNALILLO: Rio Rancho authors JP Hudson (the writing team of Jack and Pat Hudson) will unveil their latest mystery featuring unlikely heroes Bill Hamilton and Freddie Herrera in “Max Is Back” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Under Charlie’s Covers Fine Used Bookstore, 120 E. Hwy. 550 in Bernalillo.

It is the sixth mystery by the writing team.

AUTHOR APPEARANCES: Bookworks and Slate Street Cafe will host a brunch with cookbook author Deborah Madison at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the cafe, 515 Slate NW. The ticket price includes a copy of either Madison’s newly revised “The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone” or “Vegetable Literacy,” both $40 hardcover cookbooks.

The meal will feature recipes from Madison’s repertoire. Single tickets, including brunch and one book, are $75, and couple’s tickets are $110 for two meals and one book. Tickets are available at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, or bkwrks.com.

At Bookworks New Mexico teacher and poet Bill Nevins presents “Heartbreak Ridge,” a new collection from Swimming with Elephants Publications, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. It spans decades from Nevins’ New York City youth to reflections on war and peace and life in New Mexico.

IN SANTA FE: Zen master Sydney Musai Walter, author of “Off the Path, The Zen of Mountains and Deserts,” will sign his book at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo Road in Santa Fe. He will talk about his life and experiences.

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