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Prize-Winning Author Nicole Mones Reading at the Skirball

Join prize-winning author Nicole Mones as she discusses Night in Shanghai, her epic novel about jazz, war, and the Holocaust.

March 12, 2014 8:00pm to 12:00am

Mones’ novel follows Thomas Greene, a classically trained pianist who is recruited from the segregated South by Chinese scouts. In Shanghai, Greene finds wealth and respect—until war explodes around him. Night in Shanghai brings to life not only the Shanghai ghettoes, but also China’s forgotten Jewish Resettlement Plan. Why did China make this move to save Jewish lives? How did jazz play a role? Historical images and film clips will enliven the talk. Mones is the author of four books and numerous articles on China.

A Q&A and book signing follow this FREE program. Reserve tickets here.
FREE! Advance tickets recommended
Phone Number: 
(310) 440-4500