IN-PERSON EVENT; THE MJCCA IS CURRENTLY MASK OPTIONAL.
31st Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents Roni Robbins, Hands of Gold: A Novel
Author Talk, Audience Q & A, and Book Signing
*FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY*
Books will also be available for purchase on the day of the event from the official bookseller of the book festival, A Cappella Books.
Sponsored by the Atlanta Jewish Times
Hands of Gold, loosely based on real events, follows Sam on a journey that takes him from war-torn Europe at the turn of the 20th century, through the Great Depression and labor union reforms in America. Determined to make a lasting mark in his new homeland, Sam faces many hardships, not the least of which includes contracting tuberculosis, but he refuses to let this deter him from his ambitions. During a seemingly mundane workday, he shields 200 coworkers from a disgruntled gun-wielding employee. His actions saved the lives of many, making his escape from the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp – wherein his family suffered a deadly fate – a destined event.
As Sam comes to grips with his past, a gold watch from his grandmother, lost and buried during the Holocaust, will find its way back to him. Through this and other blessings, Sam learns to find the silver lining in his everyday struggles by holding onto his loved ones, along with a little self-reliance and even a few miracles.
Hands of Gold capitalizes on award-winning author Roni Robbins’ 35 years as a published writer. She is currently an editor/writer for Medscape/WebMD after serving as associate editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times.
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