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Award-winning author to speak at Historical Society event


Marcia Fine, award-winning author of seven novels, will speak about a “Sephardic Journey,” Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room of the Old Ponce de Leon Hotel, 74 King Street at Cordova Street on the Flagler College Campus in St. Augustine. Fine’s historical fiction The Blind Eye, has been chosen by the State Library of Arizona ONEBOOKAZ, a celebration of quality literature.  The event is sponsored by the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society as part of the quest to understand the behaviors of Converso Jews in hiding during the Spanish Inqusition. Conversos are thought to have been present in colonial St. Augustine. The program is free, all are welcome, no advance arrangements are necessary. Please call 904-829-6481for best directions.

Award-winning author and speaker Marcia Fine has written seven novels, including “The Blind Eye —A Sephardic Journey,” historical fiction chosen by the state library of Arizona for ONEBOOKAZ 2015. “Paper Children—An Immigrant’s Legacy” has been a finalist for three national prizes. “Paris Lamb,” her sixth novel, deals with anti-Semitism in the 1950s.

She has also written the only satirical series about Scottsdale. Her next novel, “Hidden Ones,” to be released in 2017, examines conversos in Mexico during the Inquisition. Fine has a BA from Florida State University and a master’s from Arizona State University.


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