MARCUS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER BOOK FESTIVAL, intended as "A Cultural, Arts and Book Event of Epic Proportions," brings a range of speakers to Atlanta, covering literature, politics, history, humor and more NOV. 3-17. Today's family-themed authors are Naomi Ragen (The Saturday Wife), Sharon Duke Estroff (Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah?) and Hal Runkel (Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool).
A closing keynote presentation Sat., NOV. 17, on repairing America's image in the world features Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has served as chief negotiator to the Middle East under both Republican and Democratic presidents, and professor of political science and Israeli studies at Emory, Ken Stein. The days in between include Esquire editor-at-large and author of The Year of Living Biblically A.J. Jacobs Thurs., NOV. 8 (read the profile/podcast), and 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner and AJC managing editor Hank Klibanoff, author of The Race Beat: The Press, The Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, in conversation with U.S. Rep. John Lewis on Wed., NOV. 14.
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