One Book, One Jewish Community

One Book, One Jewish Community Announces Our 2017-18 Selection


And After the Fire 

By Lauren Belfer

The New York Times best-selling author of A Fierce Radiance and City of Light returns with a new powerful and passionate novel – inspired by historical events – about two women, one European and one American, and the mysterious choral masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach that changes both their lives.

Interweaving the stories of these women, their families and their lives, And After the Fire traverses over two hundred years of history, from the eighteenth century through the Holocaust to today, seamlessly melding past and present, real and imagined.  Lauren Belfer’s deeply researched, evocative and compelling narrative resonates with emotion and immediacy.

To learn more about the novel and the Kickoff Conversation and Book Signing on December 3 click here.

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Alyse Unterberger, OBOJC Staff

Kareen Hartwig, OBOJC Chair