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Sun, Jan 24


Online via Zoom


Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council

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Time & Location

Jan 24, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Online via Zoom

About the Event

A "mesmerizing" re-imagination of the final months of World War II (Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network), Hannah's War is an unforgettable love story about an exceptional woman and the dangerous power of her greatest discovery.

Berlin, 1938. Groundbreaking physicist Dr. Hannah Weiss is on the verge of the greatest discovery of the 20th century: splitting the atom. She understands that the energy released by her discovery can power entire cities or destroy them. Hannah believes the weapon's creation will secure an end to future wars, but as a Jewish woman living under the harsh rule of the Third Reich, her research is belittled, overlooked, and eventually stolen by her German colleagues. Faced with an impossible choice, Hannah must decide what she is willing to sacrifice in pursuit of science's greatest achievement.

New Mexico, 1945. Returning wounded and battered from the liberation of Paris, Major Jack Delaney arrives in the New Mexican desert with a mission: to catch a spy. Someone in the top-secret nuclear lab at Los Alamos has been leaking encoded equations to Hitler's scientists. Chief among Jack's suspects is the brilliant and mysterious Hannah Weiss, an exiled physicist lending her talent to J. Robert Oppenheimer's mission. All signs point to Hannah as the traitor, but over three days of interrogation that separate her lies from the truth, Jack will realize they have more in common than either one bargained for.

You may order Hannah's War by Jan Eliasberg at: 

Flashlight Books in Walnut Creek 


Rakestraw Books in Danville

Admission is free. Registration required. Upon registration, you will first receive a confirmation email and an hour before the event, a reminder email with the Zoom link. If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folders to retrieve it. We suggest adding "" to your contacts or safe senders list.

Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and the Jewish Book Council.

More About The Author:

A glass ceiling-shattering writer/director, Jan Eliasberg’s film and television career began when she was hand-picked by Michael Mann to be the first female director on Miami Vice and Crime Story. Wiseguy and 21 Jump Street soon followed, establishing her at the top of the field. She has directed hundreds of hours of award-winning television including Bull; Blue Bloods, N.C.I.S.: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, Parenthood; Nashville; Supernatural and countless others. Jan received a B.A. from Wesleyan University; M.F.A. degrees from the Yale School of Drama (directing) and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson (fiction). She is a graduate of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women. This is her first novel.


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