The Tremble of Love: A Novel of the Baal Shem Tov, Reading & Discussion with ANI TUZMAN

The Temple Beth Zion in Brookline hosts a reading with ANI TUZMAN, author of The Tremble of Love: A Novel of the Baal Shem Tov. The reading will be followed by discussion and book signing.

The Tremble of Love is an historical novel inspired by the legendary healer and spiritual master, Rabbi Yisroel ben Eliezar, who became known as the Baal Shem Tov, the Master of the Good Name. Set in the richly textured Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of the 1700s, this exquisite reimagining of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary mystics transports readers back in time to experience the true meaning of power and the timeless grace of love.

THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

“The message of the Baal Shem Tov―ecstatic seeker, compassionate healer, mediator, mystical teacher, and peacemaker―is as needed today as it was in his lifetime: our capacity to love and care for the other is the path to lasting peace and harmony.”

~Dr. Paula Green, Founder and Senior Advisor, Karuna Center for Peacebuilding

The Tremble of Love is a book that nourishes the spirit, a book for people of all faiths―as well as for those who have lost faith.”

~Father Gilbert Aranha, Executive Secretary for the Bishops’ Conference for Ecumenism and founder of JPK House of Love (Prema Nilaya), Mysore, India

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TREMBLE OF LOVE AND ANI TUZMAN, please visit http://anituzman.com


ALLISON PEARSON, author of I Don’t Know How She Does It

ALLISON PEARSON, bestselling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It, joins us at Wellesley Books to present How Hard Can It Be?, the hilarious and poignant new adventures of Kate Reddy, the beleaguered heroine of Pearson’s groundbreaking I Don’t Know How She Does It.

This is a free event, however we ask that you RSVP. You can reserve your spot in-store, by phone at 781.431.1160, or online at store.wellesleybooks.com.


Bruins legend BOBBY ORR signs copies of “Bobby: My Life in Pictures”

We are thrilled to announce that Bruins superstar BOBBY ORR will be at Wellesley Books to sign copies of “Bobby: My Story in Pictures.” This brand new book tells the incredible story of Bobby’s life through never-before-seen photos from his personal collection. Click the link to learn more about the book and how to buy tickets.

Lesley University Winter Evening Reading Series

Lesley University’s winter evening reading series will bring a variety of acclaimed authors to campus from Jan. 4 through Jan. 12 at Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge. All readings are free and open to the public.

The full schedule is as follows:

Friday, Jan. 4 at 5 p.m.
Steven Cramer, poetry
Laurie Foos, fiction

Saturday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Renée Watson, guest reader, writing for young people

Sunday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.
Stephen Haven, poetry
Kate Snodgrass, stage and screen

Monday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Danielle Legros Georges, poetry
Chris Lynch, writing for young people

Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.
Jane Brox, nonfiction
Jason Reynolds, writing for young people

Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. | Graduating Student Readings
Kyle Gregory, Rhiannon Houch, Jennifer Kudelka, Abigail C.K. Lill, Rahima Rice

Friday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. | Graduating Student Readings
Paul Astorino, Michelle Boland, John Doole, Kristina Fedeczko, Gabriella Irwin, Linda Kaufman, Elizabeth Rose

Saturday, Jan. 12 at 3:00 p.m. | Graduating Student Readings
Delyn Arey, Jo-Anne Hart, Livia Hermiz, Mundy McLaughlin, Liz Shick

Our MFA in Creative Writing holds two residencies per year, in January and June. Each residency offers a wide range of MFA faculty readings representing the program’s literary genres as well as other acclaimed visiting writers.