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Jennifer Acker Presents her Novel The Limits of the World in a Jewish Book Council Author Talk on Thursday, January 23 at 1:00 P.M.

Free and open to all. Book sales handled by Eight Cousins Bookstore, Falmouth

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“Acker’s debut is a carefully drawn portrait of a family constrained by choices… a rare but honest look at the way parents, children, and spouses talk to one another but don’t always hear what’s being said. A thoughtful, deeply researched debut.” (Kirkus Reviews)

The Limits of The World is such a smart, compassionate and elegant novel, so deeply invested in morality and the subtleties of families, cultures, and continents, that it feels delicious and exciting to recall that this is Jennifer Acker’s debut.” (Lauren Groff, author of Florida)

The Limits of the World is the most masterful debut novel I have read in years. In beautiful, understated prose, it shows the complicated ways in which family splits and regathers. In this wise, loving book I saw my mother’s family, exiled from Nairobi; I saw me.” (Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found)

“Evocative and profound… an intimate novel about family that is, at the same time, an illumination of miscommunication across cultures, an exploration of the legacy of migration in both Africa and the US, and a philosophical rumination on ethical behaviors. Jennifer Acker’s is a wise and honest literary voice.” (Claire Messud, author of The Burning Girl)