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Author Deborah Gaal

 Join us for an evening with local author Deborah Gaal.  Gaal has written two full-length works of fiction and received the San Diego State University Writer’s Conference “Editor’s Choice Award.” Her most recent novel, The Dream Stitcher, was selected as a finalist in Debut Fiction of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award, established in 1950 to recognize outstanding works of Jewish literature.  

The Dream Stitcher tells the story of a Newport Beach woman in the year 2008 on the brink of home foreclosure, who moves her mother into her home to make ends meet.  With Mom comes a 6 ft x 14 ft replica of the Bayeux Tapestry that holds long-buried secrets, including the revelation that Mom knows how to sew.  Attempts to uncover the past lead to a young Jewish woman in Poland who has the power to sew dreams into reality and is tasked by the Germans during World War II to decipher the symbols in the iconic Bayeux Tapestry.  Meanwhile she is working against them, using her magic to raise money for guns to help her lover launch the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. BookPleasures says of The Dream Stitcher,  "It is difficult to convey the full flavor of this great feast of a novel which is an intriguing blend of thriller, history, love, war, magic, deception, and tragedy all wrapped together in a neat package with an unexpected ending.”  Ms Gaal will talk about the genesis of the book and the themes in the novel, touching on their relevance in today’s world.  

Admission to this event is free, however space is limited so registration is recommended. Register now. 

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