The vision for Yom Limmud is to create an
environment in which the community unites to participate in and celebrate
Jewish education. Sunday, August 24 marks the 10th annual Yom Limmud at the
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, bringing together expert presenters in
various fields of study. This year’s topics include Jewish history, The Bible,
Israel, and Jewish current events. The keynote address will be delivered
by rabbi Lawrence Kushner who will talk about What “Really” Happened on
Sinai. Seventeen other sessions will be held throughout the day. For a full
lineup of speakers and bios, visit sdcjc.org/yomlimmud.
Noir at the Bar San Diego has another stellar line-up scheduled for August! Join fellow mystery lovers on Sunday, August 24 at 7:00 PM at the La Jolla Brewing Company (address at the bottom of this page) to mingle with talented authors and drink some great beer! Featuring Jonathan Maberry (author of the Joe Ledger and Rot and Ruin novels), Dana Fredsti (author of the Ashley Parker series),
Travis Richardson (Lost in Clover, Keeping the...
been quite a year for William Kent Krueger as his novel Ordinary Grace
won the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s annual Dilys Award, the
Left Coast Crime Squid Award for Best US Mystery, and the Edgar Award for Best
Mystery. Now the busy author has returned to former sheriff turned private
investigator Cork O’Connor in the 14th installment of this beloved
Minnesota mystery series. When the body of a teenage girl washes up on the
shore of what the local Obijwe call Windigo Island, Cork’s old friend
asks him to investigate. Soon Cork finds himself pursued by monsters both
mythic and real,...
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:00am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday August 26th.
Check with staff if you have questions. You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)
Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy.
editor, teacher and writer Patrick Swenson has contributed to many works on
Mysterious Galaxy’s shelves over the years, especially via Fairwood Press. The Ultra Thin Man
marks his debut as a novelist, described by his publisher as “a tense and
fast-paced near-future thriller where aliens, terrorists, and interplanetary
conspiracies collide.” See Patrick’s review on the other side of this
newsletter. Of this Fantastic Firsts Pick, also hailed by Publishers Weekly
as “a splendidly lively SF debut,” for more reasons to add this to your
speculative fiction collection...