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Book fest to feature Jewish groups, authors

Jewish Family & Children’s Services will highlight its book, “To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona” at the Tucson Festival of Books on March 11 and 12. Visitors to the JFCS  booth (#244) also can create Passover greeting cards for Holocaust survivors and Matza & More recipients.

Tucson’s PJ Library/PJ Our Way  programs will be at booth #305 and the Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center will be at booth #245.

Lisa Kotz Mishler, author of “Zalman Ber: The True Story of the Man the Nazis Could Not Kill,” will be among the local writers at the festival’s author pavilion. She will speak about her book, which chronicles her parents’ survival in her father’s distinctive, terse voice, at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 at booth #249.

Tucsonan Jillian Cantor, author of “Margot” and “The Hours Count,” will join fellow authors Juliette Fay and Caroline Leavitt to discuss “Dramatic Social and Political Change” on March 12 from 10-11 a.m. and authors Alice Hoffman and Affinity Konar for “Jewish Lives and Histories” on March 12 from 1-2 p.m. (see

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