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Author Melissa Ford Author Melissa Ford

Searching for that special page-turner to love? At the Jewish Literary Festival’s author fair Sunday, 16 local writers will each have three minutes to talk about their books. Maybe you’ll find a perfect match? Consider these five.

‘Measure of Love,’ by Melissa Ford
Rachel Goldman is getting married — again! She’s also got a divorce book coming out and a friend who may be having an affair. Who says romance is dead?

‘You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington Baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions,’ by Frederic J. Frommer
Frommer looks at the national pastime through the lens of our capital city’s teams, with perspectives from players, presidents and political commentators.

‘Confessions of a Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, and Others,’ by Susan Orlins
In her new memoir, journalist and blogger Orlins embraces her hang-ups as a mother. Also, her hang-ups as a daughter, an ex-wife and a dog lover.

‘Mark the Music,’ by Merrill Leffler
Leffler, the poet laureate of Takoma Park, Md., presents reflective and comic poems, some inspired by the Bible and the Talmud.

‘Kindred,’ by Tammar Stein
A college freshman is visited by the archangel Raphael, while her twin brother is visited by the devil. Finally, a case for being the “good one.”

Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW; Sun., 7 p.m., free (festival runs through Wed.); 202-518-9400. (Dupont Circle)



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