Book festival lineup to feature 15 writers

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"The Essential Grandparent, A Guide to Making a Difference," Lillian Carson at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. $12 includes brunch.

"One God Clapping: The Spiritual Path of a Zen Rabbi," Rabbi Alan Lew at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. $7

"Soldier of Peace: The Life of Yitzhak Rabin," Dan Kurzman at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8. $13 includes lunch.

"Loot," Aaron Elkins at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8. $5.

"Miriam's Kitchen: A Memoir," Elizabeth Ehrlich at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. $5.

"Act of Revenge," Robert K. Tanenbaum at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. $5.

"The Promised Land," Ruhama Veltfort at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. $5.

"The Cure," Sonia Levitin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. $5.

"The Pigskin Rabbi," Willard Manus at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. $5.

"Reluctant Return: A Survivor's Journey to an Austrian Town," David W. Weiss at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Free.

"Remembering Jody," Randy Sue Coburn, at noon Friday, Nov. 12. $13 includes lunch.

"The Silicon Boys: and Their Valley of Dreams," David Kaplan at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. $15.

"Moses, A Biography," Jonathan Kirsch at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. $7.

The Holocaust Education Award Evening will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 and will include a presentation of the Bilha Sperling Award for Outstanding Holocaust education to John Roberto of Walnut Creek's Las Lomas High.

The JCC is located at 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. For information, call (925) 938-7800.