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Author will discuss historical novel at brunch

Author Paul Boorstin will discuss his novel, “David and the Philistine Woman,” at a brunch on Sunday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at Congregation Bet Shalom. Critics compare the novel, which reimagines the Biblical story of David and Goliath, to Anita Diamant’s “The Red Tent.” The program is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation Northwest/Hadassah Southern Arizona Book Club, the Hadassah Eastside Book Club and the Congregation Bet Shalom Book Club, but no book club membership is required to attend.

Boorstin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and screenwriter whose work has appeared on Discovery, A&E and the History Channel, as well as on NBC, ABC and CBS. A resident of Los Angeles, he graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and attended the University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Film. He has traveled around the world making documentaries for National Geographic, and his screenplays have been produced as motion pictures by Paramount and 20th Century Fox. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times.

The cost of the brunch is $18. RSVP by April 23 by mailing a check payable to Hadassah to Marcia Winick, 7284 Onda Circle, Tucson, AZ 85715. For more information, call Anne Lowe at 481-3934.