Author Maggie Anton to lecture

DOWNEY – Novelist Maggie Anton, who achieved national attention for her historical fiction trilogy “Rashi’s Daughters,” will host a lecture at Temple Ner Tamid on Sunday, March 22. Anton will discuss the Jewish history that underlies her works. She draws from the Talmud and its sages to populate her novels with rabbis, sorceresses and other figures.

Since releasing “Rashi’s Daughters” in 2007, Anton has written a new series, “Rav Hisda’s Daughter.” Its first volume, “Apprentice,” was published in 2012 and was a National Jewish Book Award finalist.

Her newest novel, “Enchantress,” deals with the surprising importance of Jewish magic in 4th Century Babylonia.

Anton, a Los Angeles native and retired Kaiser Permanente clinical chemist, will bring copies of her novels to sign and sell. She charges $15 per book.

The lecture is free but reservations are required by calling the temple office at (562) 861-9276



Published: Feb. 19, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 45