Bouncing between a stolen house in a Polish shtetl and a pop bottle on Vancouver’s East Side, The Girl Who Stole Everything is a fresh and telling portrait of the relationship between prewar Polish shtetl life and Jewish lives today. In these old and new worlds a mystery lurks, and Ravvin lovingly recovers the past of both. A novel of city life, music-making, and the repercussions of large and small crimes.
NORMAN RAVVIN is a writer, critic and teacher. His novels, stories and journalistic writing have won prizes in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. He lives in Montreal where he teaches Jewish literature and history at Concordia University. For thirteen years he held the university’s Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies.
MICHAEL SCHWARTZ is the Director of Community Engagement of the Jewish Museum & Archives of British Columbia.
At the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver
950 West 41st Avenue
The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is pleased to co-present this event with the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival.