SCOTCH PLAINS--  The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Central New Jersey, located in Scotch Plains, NJ will be hosting a virtual book read and meet and greet with author Alina Adams for her book "The Nesting Dolls". 

The Nest­ing Dolls reflects on three gen­er­ations of a Sovi­et Jew­ish fam­i­ly in 1930s Odessa, USSR, 1970s Odessa, USSR, and present day Brighton Beach, Brook­lyn. The novel tells the story of three women who strug­gle to sur­vive through Stal­in’s purges and the war against “cos­mopolitism,” the Free Sovi­et Jewry/refusnik move­ment, and the bat­tle between roots and assim­i­la­tion in America.

Born Alina Genrikhovna Sivorinovskaya in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, Adams is a New York Times best-selling author, self-proclaimed "soap opera insider," and pioneer in online storytelling. Due to the anti-semitic culture that prevented her father from attending medical school, the lifestyle of communism, and lack of opportunity as a Jewish family, Adams immigrated with her parents to the U.S. at age seven. This is where she learned English by watching American soap operas at their home in San Francisco. 

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Her years glued to the TV paid off when received her B.A. and M.A. in broadcast communications at San Francisco State University, and in 1994, she became a writer at E! Entertainment TV's daily talk show Pure Soap. Adams then went on to work at ABC as a writer for the daytime drama The City and also worked as a researcher for the Daytime Emmy Awards for ten years. 

Adams' knowledge of Russian took her around the world as a figure skating researcher and TV producer for ABC, NBC, TNT and ESPN. 

Meet Alina Adams, Author of The Nesting Dolls 
When: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 
Click Here to register and receive an autographed bookplate!