19 2015

2015 Authors at the Astor

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library 4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 362-1348

Contact Susan Hagler
(858) 362-1150

$ Cost $ 10.00

All tickets price: $10.00; JCC Member Price: $8.00,

Juliana Maio, City of the Sun. Espionage, love, and power play upon the shifting sands of wartime Cairo.

CAIRO, EGYPT 1941. As the Second World War rages, the city known as ''Paris on the Nile'' plays host to an international set who seem more interested in polo matches and swanky nightclubs than the Germans' unrelenting advance across North Africa. Meanwhile, as refugees, soldiers, and spies stream into the city, the Nazis conspire with the emerging Muslim Brotherhood to fuel the Egyptian people's seething resentment against their British overlords.

Deftly blending the romantic noir of the classic film Casablanca with a riveting, suspenseful narrative and vivid historical detail, City of the Sun offers a stunning portrayal of a time and place that was not only pivotal for the war, but also sowed much of the turbulence in today's Middle East.

To RSVP: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150 or susanh@lfjcc.org