Après-Midi Recap

Talia Carner Jun 2020

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Talia Carner

This “Parler Paris Après-Midi” was the second Zoom meeting we held since confinement, but won’t be the last. Our last meeting of the season before the summer break (we take August off) with author and Nice expert, Ella Dyer, will also be held on Zoom at the special time of 6 p.m. Paris Time, 9 a.m. Pacific Time to allow people from coast to coast and here in Europe to participate, but take note…it will also be held one week in advance on July 7th from the regularly scheduled “second Tuesday of the month” due to Bastille Day falling on that particular day.

Award winning author of five novels, seasoned lecturer at international women’s economic forums and former publisher of Savvy Woman magazine, Talia Carner delighted our Zoom audience from her Boca Raton home where she has been since confinement with a talk about her novel, “Jerusalem Maiden,” because half of the story takes place in Paris in 1924 during the avant-garde era. It is the story of a young Jewish woman’s struggle between her religion and her passion for art. She chose this topic because we all thought we’d be in Paris for her talk where the topic was particularly relevant.
Talia’s newest book is “The Third Daughter,” a remarkable story, inspired by little-known true events, about the thousands of young Jewish women who were trafficked into prostitution at the turn of the 20th century, and whose subjugation helped build Buenos Aires.
Talia was born in Israel and develops many of her characters as Jewish, something she culturally knows and feels deep within her.
Answering one of the questions that arose out of the attendees:
“What advice would you give to someone who has always wanted to write a book, but has not yet done so?” Her response was what she called “TIC” — meaning “Tush In Chair.”
I understood that immediately to mean “doing the work” or just sitting down to actually write it. For those of you who don’t know what a “tush” is, the word comes from the Yiddish word, “tókhes,” meaning buttocks. But if you use it, don’t pronounce it like “hush,” pronounce it like “tooysh.” The vowel sound is somewhere between an “o” and an “oo” and if you don’t say it correctly, we’ll all know it’s been culturally appropriated!
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In attendance:

• Angela Burger
• Barbara Birnbaum
• Barbara Gerber
• Barbara Rom
• Basinger
• Bonnie Singer
• Brenda Kramer
• Brona Cohen
• Carol Weintraub
• Celia
• CJ
• Clista Fischer
• Dalya
• Dave Ormesher
• David Andelman
• David Brown
• David Yam
• Dean Demaster
• Deb Kanter
• Debbie
• Eileen Baker
• Elaine
• Ella Dyer
• Ellen Weber
• Ellie Bogart
• Irvin
• James Kigan
• Jeromeml
• Judy Ruck
• Karen Lovinger
• Kathleen Silber
• Katy
• Kristin Guertin
• Lew Weinstein
• Linda
• Liza Conroy
• LN
• Lorrie Kazan
• Louraine Arkfeld
• Lynette Steyn
• Marcia Robinson
• Marcus
• Margaret Cook
• Maria
• Marilee
• Mindy Rubin Ka…
• Miriam Eichler
• Nancy Kissock
• Nancy Toolan
• Pamela Goodman
• Pat LeBlanc
• Patty Abel
• Patty Sadauskas
• Paula Breger
• Rebecca DiPasquale
• Renee
• Rhonda Freeman
• Robert Fridrich
• Roberta
• Romy Teh
• Ruth Jatkoff
• Silvia
• Steve
• Susan
• Susanne Abetti
• Suzanne
• Suzanne
• Vida
• Yael Menasse


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