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Roberta Rich

Simcoe Author Talk Series

2023-12-14 18:45:00 2023-12-14 19:45:00 America/New_York Roberta Rich Ramara Public Library is your host as we gather for an evening of conversation online with author Roberta Rich, author of The Jazz Club Spy Online -

Thursday, December 14
6:45pm - 7:45pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-14 18:45:00 2023-12-14 19:45:00 America/New_York Roberta Rich Ramara Public Library is your host as we gather for an evening of conversation online with author Roberta Rich, author of The Jazz Club Spy Online -

Ramara Public Library is your host as we gather for an evening of conversation online with author Roberta Rich, author of The Jazz Club Spy

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About Roberta Rich:

Roberta Rich is the #1 bestselling author of The Midwife of Venice, which was published in thirteen countries, The Harem Midwife, and A Trial in Venice. She divides her time between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Colima, Mexico. Visit her at RobertaRich.com.


About The Jazz Club Spy

A riveting historical thriller about a Jewish cigarette girl in 1930s New York who finds the soldier who burned down her Russian village years earlier only to be swept up in a political conspiracy on the eve of World War II--from the #1 bestselling author of The Midwife of Venice .

New York, 1939 - Giddy Brodsky knows she's lucky to have a job as a cigarette girl at a Manhattan jazz club, but she dreams of opening her own beauty shop and lifting her family out of poverty. The Brodskys have lived cheek to jowl in the Lower East Side tenements since they came to America nineteen years ago, fleeing a deadly pogrom in their Russian village. But they continue to face prejudice, especially with the rise of the fascist organization the American Bund.

Yet Giddy is focused on the future--until she recognizes one of the Cossacks who irrevocably changed her life and the past comes flooding back. Determined to get justice, she enlists the help of Carter van der Zalm, a regular at the jazz club who also happens to be the director of the Department of Immigration at Ellis Island. When Carter discloses that the Cossack is an "undesirable" and may be of interest to the government, Giddy agrees to moonlight as a spy for him.

Not everyone is who they appear to be, and after a shocking betrayal, Giddy finds herself embroiled in a political conspiracy that could bring America into the war in Europe.

From the gritty tenements to the glittering jazz clubs of 1930s New York, The Jazz Club Spy is a thrilling historical novel about a brash young woman who must use all her wits to save the ones she loves.


Simcoe Author Talk Series: The Barrie Public Library has joined literary forces with nine other libraries (Clearview, Collingwood, Essa, Innisfil ideaLab, Midland, New Tecumseth, Penetanguishene, Ramara, and Wasaga) to offer a 2023 virtual author talk series.


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