May 2017 Book Recommendations

Herman Wouk’s, SAILOR AND FIDDLER: REFLECTIONS OF A 100-YEAR-OLD AUTHOR;  the novelist’s memoir about a life that has spanned two centuries.

P.D. Eastman’s, ARE YOU MY MOTHER?; a baby bird goes searching for his mother after they are separated.

Penelope Fitzgerald’s, THE BOOK SHOP; a widow who opens the only bookshop in an English seaside town is snubbed.

Judith Guest’s, SECOND HEAVEN; three very different people–an divorced absentee father, his former client, and a troubled teenager become friends.

Rosalynn Carter’s, FIRST LADY FROM PLAINS; a memoir partially about the 1980 election defeat.

 

May 2017 Book Recommendations

May 2017 Book Recommendations

Herman Wouk’s, SAILOR AND FIDDLER: REFLECTIONS OF A 100-YEAR-OLD AUTHOR;  the novelist’s memoir about a life that has spanned two centuries.

P.D. Eastman’s, ARE YOU MY MOTHER?; a baby bird goes searching for his mother after they are separated.

Penelope Fitzgerald’s, THE BOOK SHOP; a widow who opens the only bookshop in an English seaside town is snubbed.

Judith Guest’s, SECOND HEAVEN; three very different people–an divorced absentee father, his former client, and a troubled teenager become friends.

Rosalynn Carter’s, FIRST LADY FROM PLAINS; a memoir partially about the 1980 election defeat.

 

May 2017 Book Recommendations

Texture in Milan

We were thrilled to be in Milan this April for the Salone 2017 (Milan Design Week). One of the most exciting trends we saw was all the deeply textured upholstery and textiles — which just happens to be an easy way to customize any one of our fabric-based chairs. Here’s a look at some of the ones that stood out.

Jewish Literature Live! Presents Faye Moskowitz

George Washington University’s Department of English and Jewish Literature Live proudly present a reading by Faye Moskowitz on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7pm in the Marvin Center Amphitheater.

At the final event of the 2017 Spring semester, Jewish Literature Live will be honoring Faye Moskowitz as she presents her novel And the Bridge Is Love. Born in 1930, Faye spent her early years in Detroit and Jackson, Michigan. In Michigan, she worked for the Democratic Party, becoming county vice-chairman, until her husband’s job took the family to Washington. There she enrolled at GW, earning her B.A. at age forty.

She went on to earn a Master’s degree and later her PhD ABD from GW. She taught middle school for 12 years before returning to GW to teach and direct the creative writing program. Ten years later she became department chair, a position she served in for 8 years.

Faye has taught Jewish Literature Live for nine years and has consequentially helped give many George Washington students and members of the DC community a unique experience. Aside from her illustrious career at The George Washington University as a professor where she has received such awards as the First Outstanding GW Woman Award, Faye has published several books including A Leak in the Heart and Whoever Finds this: I Love You.

Faye Moskowitz has had a profound impact on the George Washington community and the wider DC community as well. Please join us in honoring her on April 27, 2017.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. First come-first serve seating.

Jewish Literature Live! 2017 Schedule

Jewish Literature Live! Presents Faye Moskowitz

Jewish Literature Live! Presents Faye Moskowitz

George Washington University’s Department of English and Jewish Literature Live proudly present a reading by Faye Moskowitz on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7pm in the Marvin Center Amphitheater.

At the final event of the 2017 Spring semester, Jewish Literature Live will be honoring Faye Moskowitz as she presents her novel And the Bridge Is Love. Born in 1930, Faye spent her early years in Detroit and Jackson, Michigan. In Michigan, she worked for the Democratic Party, becoming county vice-chairman, until her husband’s job took the family to Washington. There she enrolled at GW, earning her B.A. at age forty.

She went on to earn a Master’s degree and later her PhD ABD from GW. She taught middle school for 12 years before returning to GW to teach and direct the creative writing program. Ten years later she became department chair, a position she served in for 8 years.

Faye has taught Jewish Literature Live for nine years and has consequentially helped give many George Washington students and members of the DC community a unique experience. Aside from her illustrious career at The George Washington University as a professor where she has received such awards as the First Outstanding GW Woman Award, Faye has published several books including A Leak in the Heart and Whoever Finds this: I Love You.

Faye Moskowitz has had a profound impact on the George Washington community and the wider DC community as well. Please join us in honoring her on April 27, 2017.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. First come-first serve seating.

Jewish Literature Live! 2017 Schedule

Jewish Literature Live! Presents Faye Moskowitz

Let’s give young dissenters revolutionaries with ideals a role; it might make them proud to be Americans models

WASHINGTON, DC – A new, nationwide survey shows that while the majority of us are still proud to be Americans, there is a growing number of dissenters who feel they are not proud— or not as proud— as they used to be.

“The Gallup Poll did not ask whether the dissenters believed in American exceptionalism, but the odds are they would take exception to that notion. And that would be ironic, because it is dissention – by those seeking to change things for all of the people – that makes America extraordinary,” according to author, publisher and history advocate David Bruce Smith.

Smith says that bullies who would back up their dissent with violence are certainly not welcome here, but history has taught us that America does encourage the out-of-the-box thinkers.

“If you had a good history teacher, you’d know it was dissenters like George Washington, John Adams and the other Founding Fathers who had the dream of American democracy—first. And, it took nonconformists such as Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King to incorporate their visions of a better world to bring about much needed reforms to the American way, and actually influence the world for the better.”

Last year, when Gallup conducted the same survey, it found that 78% of Americans were “extremely” or “very” proud to be Americans. This year, the poll revealed only 67% felt that way—a remarkably sharp drop—and the lowest level since this annual poll was first conducted 17 years ago.

“It is interesting to note that the time span coincides with the nearly two decades since many educators started de-emphasizing history in the classroom—a fact that has been consistently proven by the results of serious investigations. It offers a reason for an intense effort to resurrect an interest in America’s past among young learners,” says Smith.

Smith, along with Dr. Bruce Cole, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, co-founded the Grateful American Book Prize in order to “jump start” a new love of history among students. The Prize offers an annual award to authors who produce books of fiction and nonfiction that accurately focus on events and personalities in American history. According to Smith, the aim is to encourage authors and their publishers to get on board with an effort to revitalize an enthusiasm for history among the country’s school children by retelling the way the U.S. came to be, and how it has grown into “a beacon for the world” since then.

“Any parent will tell you that children respond to a good, engaging and exciting story,” says Smith. “They get caught up in the mystery and suspense, which helps them remember what happened. So let’s tell them about the nation’s past in the same way; in a manner that engages their curiosity and desire to learn more. And, perhaps, it will give dissenters a good reason to eschew protests in favor of new ideas, and to make —-revolutionaries with ideals— their role models– people like Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. It just might turn them into better, civically minded citizens who are—proud to be Americans.”

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