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PAGE 10A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 1, 2018 Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel F'rouct . qervin Our Communit:q Por Over 95 Years "13 admonal Jewish Funerals Issue An Annual Issue Published By HERITAGE Florida Jewish News and Featuring a Variety of Thought-Provoking Articles on Health and Fitness Related Subjects Publication Date: June 22, 2018 Reaching a Responsive, Health-Conscious Market Deadline for this Important Issue is Wednesday, June 13, 2018 CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE 'My Mother's Son' holds readers in its grip to last page In the spirit of Philip Roth's The Plot Against America and Michael Chabon's The Amaz- ing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay comes this meticulously- crafted novel, "My Mother's Son" by David Hirshberg (Fig Tree Books LLC). The story is told by a radio raconteur revisiting his past in post- World War II Boston, the playground and battleground for two brothers whose lives are transformed by discover- ies they never could have imagined. From the opening line of the book, "When you're a kid, they don't always tell you the truth," the stage is set for this riveting coming-of-age story that plays out against the backdrop of the Korean War, the aftermath of the Holocaust, the polio epidemic, the relocation of a baseball team, and the shenanigans of politicians and business- men. Hirshberg deftly weaves together events, characters, and clues and creates a rich tapestry of betrayal, perse- cution, death, loyalty, and unconditional love that reso- nates with today's America. David is also an interesting person and unusual author. David Hirshberg is the pseud- onym foran entrepreneurwho prefers to keep his business activities separate from his writing endeavors. He adopted the first name of his father- in-law and the last name of his maternal grandfather as a tribute to their impact on his life. "My Mother's Son" released on May 15, 2018. 'Bashert' delves into relationship beyond death How far does bashert ex- tend? Does it reach beyond the grave? And if so, would you recognize your soul's complement in another? Beyond the bliss of actu- ally finding your soul mate, there is a belief that the universe hinges on predeter- mined people finding their other half, their bashert, to maintain cosmic balance. In "Bashert" author, screen- writer, director and former rabbi Herb Freed immerses us in the heady intoxica- tion and thunderous losses of what it really means to be bashert. Dan Sobol and Marion Gladstone meet by chance at a screenwriter's event in Los Angeles. He's a rabbi turned director known for his cinematic television commer- cials; she's a writer and film editor who is recovering from a tabloid-headline screaming Hollywood divorce. From the moment Marion hears Dan's voice, she knows--and so does he. It's bashert. But when did the course of true love ever run smooth? Dan and Marion are soon partners in business as well as life, traveling the world to create movies. He directs, she writes and edits, and life becomes an amazing adven- ture-until Cancun. There, ~r~ ~ th~ ~r~ ou~ide,~u're exp~d to 6anqgm~ but i~bl~, u~a~0~t ([~) sdr~ght Left ~qpr~tect ed, prolong~ b U ~Dn c~q seriously damage the eye, ~r~ to ~racts, ~in taler arou~ me e~elid and other e~ ~isorders Prolectlr~ y~Jr e~ is impo~nt to r~ir~ng ~ tl~aflh now and in ~ ~,re sak4 ml im (lie mr fmb'~ Ipm} him umfll uv r~ wwr im wltz miriam ~ m among the ruins of the Ma- yan civilization, Marion has an eerie premonition that has the potential to change everything. Drawing upon his own personal experience, Freed spins a tale unflinching in its examination of life, but weaving along the edge of magical realism. From the bright lights of Hollywood to Mexico, Israel, Paris and the dreamy exhilaration of Jamaica, "Bashert" is a love story about transcending life, loss and the boundaries we mistakenly place on our lives and our hearts. "Bashert" is available on amazon.com.