Would you sacrifice yourself for your homeland? Your marriage? Your children? Jonathan's new book addresses moral questions on the levels of the personal and global, including the role of religious faith in the modern world, how to be fully oneself in a marriage, and what are the responsibilities of American Jews towards Israel. One of the year’s most anticipated novels, Here I Am is bestselling Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet.
Ruth Copland in conversation with award-winning author Jonathan Safran Foer: Click here to listen Jonathan Safran Foer| It's A Question of Balance (broadcast 24 June)
Jonathan is coming to Santa Cruz! If you enjoy Ruth's interview with him you can see him in person on July 12th. Bookshop Santa Cruz has a ticketed offsite event with Jonathan on July 12th at 7 PM to be held at Santa Cruz High School Theatre. Ticket packages include two tickets to the event and one copy of Here I Am in paperback. You can find out more information and buy tickets in store at Bookshop Santa Cruz or at their website bookshopssantacruz.com.
With his work translated into more than 38 languages, Jonathan's previous novels Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close were both made into popular films. His book Eating Animals, which explores our treatment of animals as food, is a New York Times Best-seller. His new book Here I Am (just out in paperback), unfolds over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., and is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home—and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.
"The claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world"* intertwine in Here I Am, the new novel from best-selling and award-winning writer Jonathan Safran Foer.
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* “Dazzling... A profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world.” —Maureen Corrigan