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Publication Date: November 2014

COMING SOON -- AUDIOBOOK of THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER
Read by Sonia Taitz, with Author's Commentary Feature

(SCROLL DOWN for REVIEWS and ARTICLES about SONIA TAITZ)

SCRIBBLERS ON THE ROOF
Reading with Jay Neugeboren
Monday, July 14th (NEXT WEEK!)
8:00 P.M.
Temple Anshe Chesed
100 St, bet. B'way and West End
New York, NY

The Literary Society
of Northern Trust Bank
"An Evening with SONIA TAITZ"
Ft Myers, FL
April 14, 2015

THE JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL
Author Appearance
Discussion of DOWN UNDER
Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Taping of "The Author's Corner"
with Peter Johnson
Featuring Sonia Taitz
for "MORNING EDITION"
NPR Affiliates
February 11, 2014
Air dates vary by affiliated stations

CONGREGATION KEHILATH JESHURUN
"The Ramaz Shul"
Sisterhood Book Club Evening
New York, NY
February 11, 2014

HADASSAH-BRANDEIS INSTITUTE
HBI Conversations
A JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL EVENT
Boca Raton, FL
February 4th, 2014 at 3:30 PM
February 5th, 2014 at 9:30 AM AND 3:30 PM

New York Council of Jewish Women
COUNCIL HOUSE
Advanced Memoir Seminar
New York City
Beginning March, 2014

BOOKMANIA! Festival 2014
20th Anniversary
Presented by The Library Foundation of Martin County
MEMOIR PANELIST (with Dani Shapiro and Claire Bidwell Smith)
Stuart, FL
March 8, 2014

HADASSAH of NASSAU COUNTY
Yashar: The Lawyers and Judges Division
Book and Author Evening
Great Neck, New York
March 13, 2014
[JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS A COPY!]

NEW YORK COUNCIL
OF JEWISH WOMEN
Author Presentation
at The Council House
May 15, 2014

HOLOCAUST and HUMAN RIGHTS:
"The Role of Education"
Holocaust Educational Network
Presentation to Secondary School Educators
Salisbury University, MD
June 25, 2014 (postponed)

HADASSAH COMMACK HILLS TOVA
Book and Author Luncheon
Dix Hills Jewish Center
Long Island, New York
November 19th, 2014

AUDIO RECORDING of
THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER
funded by the Library of Congress
Recorded at the Jewish Braille Institute (JBI)
New York, NY
Performed by Sonia Taitz
Release Date TBA
[Also available: 45-minute Author Presentation]


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PAST EVENTS:

BARNES & NOBLE
Author Interview by Boston Globe Book Critic
& NYT Best-Selling Author Caroline Leavitt
October 11, 2012
New York, NY

THE FAIRFIELD LIBRARY
AUTHOR SERIES
Talk and Luncheon
October 25th, 2012
Fairfield, CT

WOMEN READ/​WOMEN WRITE
BOOK FESTIVAL
Keynote Speaker
October 27th, 2012
The Galleria
Pittsburgh. PA

WPKN - Binnie Klein
Full Hour Author/​Book Interview
November 1, 2012
Tune in: http:/​/​stream.wpkn.org/​

OXFORD UNIVERSITY CLUB
Oxford/​America Foundation
November 1, 2012
POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY
500 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10110

UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION/​JCC Stamford
TAPESTRY Series Lecture:
"Looking at Intermarriage and Conversion"
November 17, 2012
Stamford, CT

ANNE LEVINE RADIO
Full Hour Author/​Book Interview
November, 2012

PODCAST: BEATRICE/​SHELF AWARENESS
Author's Series with RON HOGAN
"LIFE STORIES: THE ART OF THE MEMOIR:"
Recorded December 3, 2012
Archived as #18 in Author Series

JCC Manhattan
MEET THE AUTHOR
January 17th, 2013
New York, NY

BERKELEY FESTIVAL OF WOMEN AUTHORS:
Keynote Speaker
January 26, 2013
Berkeley, CA

BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION (BJE)
co-sponsored by HADASSAH
Lecture and Discussion
January 27, 2013
The Jewish Community Library
San Francisco, CA

The 92nd Street Y
BOOK DISCUSSION
"Prisoner or Princess": MODERATOR, Sonia Taitz
with Talia Carner, author of JERUSALEM MAIDEN
and Deborah Feldman, author of UNORTHODOX
New York, NY
February 13, 2013
AUDIOTAPE AVAILABLE

TEMPLE BETH TFILOH
A JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL EVENT
and "Mercaz Series" Lecture
w/​ Jewish Book Award Finalist Mary Glickman
Baltimore, MD
February 25, 2013
[The largest Modern Orthodox Congregation in the U.S.]

NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL/​CORNELL
Outreach Program/​Adult Education
Lecture and Discussion
New York, NY
March 12, 2013

EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY
Author Talk and Signing
March 16, 2013
YOUTUBE CLIP AVAILABLE

SPOKEN INTERLUDES
Authors' Talk and Banquet Series
with novelist NATHAN ENGLANDER
and BLAKE BAILEY (biographer of Philip Roth)
Hastings on Hudson, NY
March 20, 2013

FOX TV Interview
Yom Hashoah Commemoration
with Broadway cast of "My Name is Asher Lev"
and Rabbi Burg/​ Simon Wiesenthal Center
Air Date: April 6, 2013

HADASSAH-BRANDEIS INSTITUTE
HBI Conversations
A JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL EVENT
Baltimore MD;
Columbia, MD;
AND Bethesda MD
April 9-11, 2013

TEMPLE BETH EL
Yom Hashoah/​Yom Ha'Atzmaut
Kabbalat Shabbat Lecture
Fairfield. CT
April 12, 2013

HADASSAH Book Group
Author Talk and Luncheon
Miami, FL
April 25, 2013

HADASSAH New York
at HADASSAH HOUSE
Author Appearance and Book Talk
50 West 58 Street, NYC
May 28, 2013

THE FOREST HILLS LIBRARY
Author Appearance and Book Talk
Queens, NY
June 3, 2013

HADASSAH-BRANDEIS INSTITUTE
HBI Conversations
A JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL EVENT
Stamford, CT
June 6, 2013

PRINTER'S ROW LIT FEST
Sponsored by THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Featured Author/​Keynote
Chicago, IL
June 8, 2013

C-SPAN BROADCAST
"BOOK TALK" SERIES
June 8, 2013, and other dates
Archived at C-SPAN

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Mid-Manhattan
Reading and Discussion
June 13, 2013

THE FIRE ISLAND SYNAGOGUE
Author Appearance/​ Book Talk
Interviewed by Rabbi Zoe Klein
(Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles)
July 7th, 2013

HADASSAH of Sea-Port, Long Island
Annual "Book & Author" Luncheon
The Country Club
Port Jefferson, NY
October 24, 2013

ANNUAL MEETING and Memorial Service
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS and The Second Generation
Keynote Lecturer
The Fifth Avenue Synagogue
New York, NY
October 27, 2013

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN
Salon Think Tank on Women's Issues
Private Venue, NYC
October 29, 2013

BARNES & NOBLE
Author Appearance and Signing
Salisbury, MD
November 4, 2013

Congregation Beth Israel
Author Appearance and Book Talk
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Salisbury, MD
November 4, 2013

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN
Mini-Course on Memoir
The Council House
New York, NY
4 Thursdays in November, 2013

NPR Affiliate/​Delmarva
Hour-Long Radio Interview
Salisbury, MD
November 29th, 2013
http:/​/​delmarvapublicradio.net

MUSEUM of JEWISH HERITAGE:
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Tribute to the Albanian Rescue
December 8, 2013
(PRIVATE EVENT)

SUNDAYS at JASA Series/​UJA
Author Lecture
John Jay College/​CUNY
New York, NY
December 15, 2013
RECORDED AND ARCHIVED by JBI,
The Jewish Braille Institute

Radio Play/​ Commissioned by NPR
"The Day Starts in the Night"
Based on THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER
Air date: January 3, 2014 @​ 9:30 AM
Live stream and archive at
www.delmarvapublicradio.net

AUDIO RECORDING of THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER
For the JEWISH BRAILLE INSTITUTE (JBI)
Narrated by author Sonia Taitz
Funded by the Library of Congress
Completed January, 2014
Date of issue TBA
[Will be available with 45-minute author commentary]


PRESS/​ REVIEWS/​FEATURES:

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE raves about THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER!
(See INTERVIEW June 3, 2013)

*PEOPLE Magazine: "Heartwrenching and funny...."
*VANITY FAIR "Hot Type" (Elissa Schappell)
*READERS' DIGEST: "Don't Miss" List (Dawn Raffel)
*Jesse Kornbluth/​HEADBUTLER Top Rating
*DAN'S PAPERS (Hamptons) raves
*KIRKUS
*BOOKLIST
*WISE WOMEN WORLD
*JEWISH JOURNAL calls THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER:
"One of the Year's BEST READS!"
*BOOKAHOLIC review (see Sonia Taitz Home Page)
*SQUIDOO website features author, recommends book
*BALTIMORE JEWISH TIMES recommends THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER
*PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE (Author Story/​Profile)
*THE JERUSALEM REPORT:
Sonia Taitz is described as "new voice" in post-Holocaust literature.


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Selected Works

Literary Non-Fiction, Jewish History, American History, Memoir
COMING SOON -- THE AUDIOBOOK, with Commentary by the Author! "TAITZ WEAVES HER TALE WITH MEANING AND TENDERNESS." A memoir of growing up as the child of European immigrants who are Holocaust survivors. Her bicultural, binocular life lends humor and depth to the author's story. Nominated for the Sophie Brody Medal by the American Library Association; WINNER of a BOOK OF THE YEAR MEDAL from ForeWord Reviews.
Fiction
This novel, set in England in the 1970s, is a lyrical, romantic tale about the headstrong American daughter of Holocaust survivors. Seeking relief from their traumatized world, she escapes to Oxford, where she is smitten with the son of an anti-Semitic family. Amidst the drama lies a sense of magic and the healing possibility of love. Praised by THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW; Nominated for the SAMI ROHR PRIZE in Fiction.
Non-fiction, Memoir, Social commentary/Satire, Women's Studies
The book looks at the infinite variety of supposed “experts” on child-rearing, products mothers are cautioned to buy, and advances they are urged to apply to their children (such as teaching them Latin or Mandarin in utero, or training them to be gymnasts before that first crucial year has passed). Sonia Taitz reassures mothers that they are the best experts on their children, and that the intimacy born of closeness is better than any “Mommy and Me” class or flash-card drill. A classic that has been cited by O:THE OPRAH MAGAZINE as "one of the best things ever said about motherhood."

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