Episode 0180 "The Magnificent Esme Wells: A Coming-of-Age Story With a Tinge of Noir"


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Author Adrienne Sharp speaks with us about her latest novel, The Magnificent Esme Wells (April 2018). The story finds its voice in the perceptive and irrepressible Esme Wells—daughter of a two-bit gangster and a movie showgirl—as she grows up in the golden-age of pre–WWII Hollywood and postwar Las Vegas. Adrienne shares the Jewish roots of the story and the personal journey she took in writing this beautifully crafted novel. Episode 0180 March 28, 2018 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, MA

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