East Cobb author talks novel at Jewish Book Festival



Resident of East Cobb Roni Robbins will be interviewed Thursday at Atlanta Marcus Jewish Community Center Book Festival on his historical novel.

Published buy Amsterdam Publishers, “Hands of Gold” is based on the lived experiences of his late grandfather, who fled anti-Semitism in pre-Nazi Europe. The novel tells the story of an old man, Sam Fox, who has survived many hardships but is recovering from his past.

While this is happening, “a golden watch from his grandmother, lost and buried during the Holocaust, will come back to him. Through this and other blessings, Sam learns to find the silver lining in his daily struggles by clinging to his loved ones, with a bit of self-reliance and even some miracles.

Robbins will be chatting with author and media personality Robyn Spizman at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Marcus Center (5342 Tilly Mill Road Atlanta) in an event that will include an audience Q&A and book signing. Copies of his book will also be on sale.

To reserve a free ticket for the event, Click here.

Robbins developed the innovative idea after listening to tapes of his grandfather, who died in 1995, talking about his life experiences.

The former deputy editor of Atlanta Jewish TimesRobbins turned this into a column for the newspaper, “Giving Memories a Voice: My Grandfather Left a Piece of Himself Behind as a Legacy to his Progeny.”

She has been a published writer for 35 years, with bylines at Medscape/WebMDdaily and weekly newspapers and as a freelancer for national, regional and online publications.

“Hands of Gold” was a quarter-finalist for historical fiction in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition.

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