Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nicole Mones, JCC Visiting Author

Night in Shanghai: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque is proud to present our New Mexico Jewish community’s annual celebration of the written word.

And the third author up is:

Nicole Mones
Night in Shanghai
Thursday October 23 ~ 7:00 pm
$10 advance, $15 at door; book $25

Click here to register.

NPR's Alan Cheuse calls Nicole Mones' novel, "historical fiction at its best."

This page-turner reveals the saga of African-American jazzmen living in Shanghai in the 1930s, until the Japanese bombing of Shanghai and the outbreak of World War II. Meanwhile, in Vienna, Chinese Consul Ho Feng-Shan falsifies thousands of visas, enabling Jewish families to escape.

Based on true stories, Night in Shanghai is an entertaining look at a time largely forgotten. The presentation will include period slides and music.

Here is a forshbite (that's Yiddish for hors d'oeuvres, one of the most-looked-up words on the Internet) of what's in store for Albuquerque. 

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