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The Invitation. A presentation by Anne Cherian

Date:     Thursday, November - 15, 2012
Time:    7 pm
Location:   Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco 94115

Author Anne Cherian was born and raised in India. Her Jewish mother, the granddaughter of a rabbi, grew up in Berkeley, and her father was a Jacobite Syrian Christian from India. During her youth, Cherian’s close circle of friends included Baghdadi and Bene Israel Jews. In 1982, she was finally able to meet her mother’s family when she began her graduate studies at UC Berkeley.Cherian’s new novel, The Invitation, explores the themes of identity, assimilation, family, friendship, and success among a group of first generation Indian immigrants.

The event is co-presented by SACHI with the Jewish Community Library.