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Pot Luck & Temple Reads: Have You Seen Luis Velez? In-person & via Zoom
August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have You Seen Luis Velez?
by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Fran Engler to moderate
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde brings heartwarming authenticity to the story of two strangers who find that kindness is a powerful antidote to fear. Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong. Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he’s tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who’s introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez? Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two.
RSVP Liz Freeman: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 28