July 2, 2022

Amy Bloom to Speak at Beth Shalom on September 26

Amy Bloom, nationally acclaimed author of the newly released collection, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, will speak at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester on Sunday, September 26 at 9:30 a.m. Bagels and coffee will be served.

Bloom is the author of two novels and three collections of short stories and is a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, among many other publications and has won a National Magazine Award. The New York Times Book Review wrote about her novel Love Invents Us, “She writes lyrically and describes complicated emotional states with great sensitivity and tenderness.”

Bloom lives in Connecticut and taught at Yale University for the last decade. She will now be Wesleyan University’s Writer-in-Residence.

Where the God of Love Hangs Out, will be available for signing at the program. “Books & Bagels,” a free series, is produced by the CBSRZ Program Committee. Other authors and books to be presented in 2010 are: Roya Kakakian, Journey to the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran on October 17; Suzanne Levine, The Haberdasher’s Daughter on December 12; and Dorie Greenspan, Around My French Table on January 16.

The public is invited to attend. For and further information, call 860-526-8920.