The Thread Collectors: A Novel

By Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman

1863: In a small Creole cottage in New Orleans, an ingenious young Black woman named Stella embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army.

Meanwhile, in New York City, a Jewish woman stitches a quilt…

Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy

More than 20 years have elapsed since the United States last brokered a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.

In that time, three presidents have tried and failed. Now, in an attempt to understand the arc of American diplomatic influence in the Middle East, author Martin In…

Blood, Sweat, and My Rock 'n' Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?

On paper Steve Katz’s career rivals anyone’s except the 1960s’ and ’70s' biggest stars: the Monterey Pop Festival with the legendary Blues Project, Woodstock with Blood, Sweat & Tears, and even producing rock’s most celebrated speed addict, Lou Reed.

But Katz's memoir is more than…

Violins and Hope: An Evening of Music and Inspiration

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast are proud to present “Violins and Hope,” a unique event marrying photography, storytelling and the performing arts, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Michael’s On East, 1212 S. East St., Sarasota.  

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Sigmund Tobias

This is part of a series of articles written by journalism students from Pine View School in Osprey, Fla., based on in-depth interviews the students conducted with Holocaust survivors.


Raised during the Holocaust, Sigmund Tobias was only three or four years old when his regular life in…