Jim Shepard

In a child’s Warsaw Ghetto. Jim Shepard’s latest novel, “The Book of Aron,” follows a boy in the Warsaw Ghetto, smuggling desperately needed supplies in the face of terrible risk and loss. In conversation with fellow author Tobias Wolff, Shepard will discuss his book and the difficult territory it covers.

7:30 p.m.  Monday, June 15 at Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Free with advance registration.


“The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” U.C. Hastings law professor Scott Dodson discusses his new book about the work and lasting influence of the first Jewish female Supreme Court justice. Book signing to follow. At Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F. 11:30 a.m. $20, students and members free.


 “The Betrayers.” David Bezmozgis discusses his 2014 National Jewish Book Award–winning novel about a disgraced Israeli politician and former refusenik who encounters the man who betrayed him to the KGB decades before. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 7 p.m. $10-$12. Also June 25 at Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street, S.F. 7 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested.