Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Red Star, Crescent Moon: A Muslim – Jewish Love Story

SEPTEMBER 11, 2010: 4 to 6 p.m.

READING at 5 p.m.

Exhibition: Pilgrimage in Al Andalus – photos by Nahid

Please RSVP to SHARQ

Advance Praise For

Red Star, Crescent Moon

A Muslim - Jewish Love Story

A novel with deep historical roots, is filled with action, romance, and
intricate plotting, and at the same time a meditation on the meaning of
the past: how our cultural and personal histories both create and limit
our selves, as well as our reactions to other people and their cultures.
It is filled with suspense, a profound love story, and humor, all brought
out in Rosenstone's highly readable and elegant writing style.

-- Louis Breger, author Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision and
A Dream of Undying Fame: How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented

RedA Star, Cresccent Moon is not just about the kaleidoscope of
history and politics and pop culture: it’s about what being human means
in the face of terror. The novel’s historian hero says he got into
history for the stories. And the one true (as in universal and eternal)
story, it turns out, is about love.

-- Leslie Brody,
author Red Star Sister and The Life and Times of Jessica

Like all great love stories, it takes place at the dangerous intersection
of passion and and all that threatens to destroy it: not just the
religions of the subtitle but also ethnicity, culture, family, politics,
ideals, ambitions, individual memory, collective experience, and the
stranger than fiction course of current events.

-- James Goodman,
author Stories of Scottsboro and Blackout

Muslim versus Jew; East versus West. The weight of the past vs. the
promise of the present. It is no small feat to build a bridge, but in Red
Star, Crescent Moon, Robert Rosenstone has done just that. Playful,
fast-moving, yet deep, this novel is a love story for our times.
You'll want to read it and you'll want your friends to read it.

-- Aris Janigian,
author Riverbig and


I laughed! I cried! Part travel writing, part history lesson, part
slow-burn romance, this fictional memoir of improbable convergence makes
you ponder the intersection not only of different cultures, but also of
art and life, Hollywood and reality, autobiography and embellishment.
Funny and intense, suspenseful and satisfying, it's ultimately a story of
true love. Really.

--Martha Hodes, author The Sea Captain’s Wife: A True Story of Love,
Race, and War in the 19th Century

Robert will also read from and sign

Red Star, Crescent Moon: A Muslim – Jewish Love Story

7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23


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Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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