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Book Festival

Book Fest: Neville Frankel

Date: November 13, 2017Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map Mandel JCC
26001 S Woodland Road
Beachwood, OH 44122








Neville Frankel
On the Sickle's Edge
Mon, Nov 13 • 7:30 pm • Mandel JCC

Inspired by Neville Frankel’s personal family history, On the Sickle’s Edge is a multi-generation Jewish family saga, told through the voices of three compelling characters: the endearing, scrappy South-African born Lena, transported to Latvia and later trapped in the USSR; her granddaughter Darya, a true Communist believer whose growing disillusionment with Soviet ideology places her family at risk; and Steven, a painter from Boston who inadvertently stumbles into the complex web of his family’s past. This is a novel of assimilation, resilience, and cultural identity. A historical novel, political thriller, and love story, that is steeped in Russian history and Jewish heritage.

Neville Frankel is an Emmy winner and the author of two previous historical novels, Bloodlines and The Third Power. Frankel was born in South Africa and at the age of 14 immigrated to the U.S


Sponsored by: The Sharon Freimuth Memorial Fund of the Mandel JCC
Dessert sponsor: Beth & Rand Curtiss
Reservations required • Light refreshments