The Jewish Alliance Presents: An evening with local author Julie Gerstenblatt, author of Daughters of Nantucket. Enjoy a themed cocktail at the opening night of the 2023-2024 Behind the Book series.
Books will be available for purchase.

About the book:
Set against Nantucket’s Great Fire of 1846, this sweeping, emotional novel brings together three courageous women battling to save everything they hold dear.

About the author:

Julie Gerstenblatt

Julie Gerstenblatt holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University and has taught everything from middle school to graduate school. Her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post, Kveller, Cognoscenti, and Grown & Flown, among others. When not writing, Julie works as a college essay coach. Originally from New York, Julie now lives with her family in Barrington, RI. Daughters of Nantucket is her debut novel.

Cost to attend: $10

Behind the Book Series
October 10: Daughters of Nantucket, with Julie Gerstenblatt
November 15: 18 Days in October, with Uri Kaufman
December 5: Can You Be Alone with a Bowl of Chocolate?, with Irene Berman-Levine
January 23: We Need to Talk About Antisemitism, with Rabbi Diana Fersko
January 30: The Ways We Hide, with Kristina McMorris
March 26: On Brand: Shape Your Narrative. Share Your Vision. Shift Their Perception., with Aliza Licht

For more information, contact Devorah Phillips.

This event is made possible by a partnership with

Jewish Book Council (JBC)