Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Tales of Noah’s Wife and Esther

Saturday, September 8th, 2018, The Edina Art Center, 10-11 a.m. | Free Event!

The Edina Art Center is pleased to announce a special reading and book signing event in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Every spring, Jews celebrate the holiday of Purim by reading The Book of Esther in synagogue and then celebrating with wine and dancing. Kanner’s reimagined version of The Book of Esther tells the story of a Jewish orphan who hid her religion and rose up to become the queen of Persia at a time when the king’s closest adviser was calling for the genocide of the Jewish people. Esther had to decide just how much she was willing to sacrifice to save her people.

“Kanner’s characters crackle to life as Esther’s tale is related in glorious detail. Razor-sharp dialog set against the backdrop of a court rife with treachery and political intrigue keep the pages turning. Esther is highly intelligent, politically savvy, and determined.” (Library Journal)

PAST Esther events:

Friday – Sunday, October 9 – 11, 2015, Heartland Fall Forum, Chicago, IL

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, University Club, 420 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102. Recap of University Club reading in The Star Tribune

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7 pm, HarMar Barnes & Noble, St. Paul, MN

Crowd from behind

Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7 pm, Magers & Quinn, Minneapolis, MN

Crowd Listening

Magers & Quinn Esther Reading

Tuesday, November 17th 3:35 pm, Lori & Julia Show MyTalk 107.1 FM

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7 pm, SubText, St. Paul, MN

Thursday, 7 pm February 18, 2016, at Barnes & Noble Galleria, Edina, MN 

Friday, March 4, 2016, at 7 pm with Chrissy Kolaya, The Loft Literary Center/Open Book, Mpls, MN

Friday, March 11th, 2016, at 7 pm, Valley Bookseller, with Stephanie Landsem, Stillwater, MN

Sunday, March 13th, 2016, 2:15 pm, SubText Books, St. Paul, local author day

Monday March 21st, 10 am – 11 am, Lilydale Book Club

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 4:00 – 4:30, AM 980 in studio interview

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7 pm, St. Paul Jewish Community Center

Saturday, April 2, 2016, morning, Temple of Aaron congregation, St. Paul, MN, speaking on “The Missing Female Biblical Narrative”

PAPERBACK LAUNCH OF ESTHER, June 21st, 7 pm, Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105


Wednesday, July 27th, noon – 1 pm, University of St. Thomas Book Club Discussion


October 15th, 3:30 – 5:30, Rain Taxi Book Fair

Book Club appearances. Here’s one from October 18th:


October 20th, Temple of Aaron Sisterhood Event

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, The Becker Branch of the Great River Regional Library: Creating Unforgettable Characters

November 9th, 2 p.m. St. Olaf College

Sunday, November 20th, 2016 Sun 12:30p – 3p, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 285 Dale St N, St Paul, MN 55103

Psychological Thriller reading: February 7th, 2017, 6:30 pm. Sisters in Crime, St. Peder’s Church, Minneapolis

Historical Novel Society Conference, Portalnd, Oregon, June 22-25, 2017

Historical Novel Society Conference Picture


Friends of the Hennepin County Library, September 14th, 2017, Minikahda Club (3205 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416.

October 9th, 2017, Last Word Book Club, Barnes & Noble Galleria, 7 pm

October 10th, 2017, 1670 Stieger Lake Ln, Victoria, MN 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of MN, Morris:

University of Minnesota Morris

With Lori & Julia after the show May 27th, 2014:Lori Julia11057477_503465233144092_4134899152571654711_n

With a handsome gentleman from their Man Wall:

Lori Julia man wall2


April 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m Magers & Quinn. 3038 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Sinners and the Sea reading and question and answer session. WATCH THE VIDEO

April 6, 2013, 1-5 pm. St. Peter Community Center, St. Peter, MN.

Sinners and the Sea signing.

April 11, 2013, 7 p.m. SubText. 165 Western Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55102.

Sinners and the Sea reading and question and answer session.

April 20th Sinners and the Sea reading at The Book Mark, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, MN 56082

Contact Molly Yunkers, 507-933-7588

April 30: Boswell Book Co.  2559 N. Downer Ave. Milwaukee, WI  53211.

Contact Daniel Goldin

MAY 13: Prairie Lights 15 South Dubuque St.  Iowa City, IA 52240. 319-337-2681 800-295-BOOK

Contact: Jan Weissmiller

MAY 14: Left Bank Books, 399 Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108. (314) 367-6731

Contact: Danielle Borsch.

MAY 30 – June 1: Book Expo of America, NYC

JUNE 2: Jewish Book Council, NYC

AUGUST 28TH, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oak Ridge Country Club, 700 Oak Ridge Road, Hopkins MN, Branching Out in New Directions Book and Author Event Fundraiser for Branching Out In New Directions Scholarship Fund

SEPTEMBER 26th, 4p.m., University of Minnesota, Institute for Advanced StudyRoundtable discussion with Anita Diamant and Sherry Jones, moderated by Professor Michael Lackey. WATCH THE VIDEO

OCTOBER 12TH, 2 p.m., Twin Cities Book Festival

OCTOBER 24th, 7 p.m., University of Wisconsin–Marathon County, Science and Arts Festival

U of WI-Marathon County Reading

NOVEMBER 22nd, 7:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Highland Park, MN. (651) 690-9443.


JANUARY 15th, 7:30 p.m. B’nai Torah Congregation, Boca Raton, FL

FEBRUARY 12th, 7 p.m. Common Good Books, 38 S Snelling Ave, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55105

APRIL 29TH, 2014. Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN.

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