Author Event - The Gilded Cage; Queen Esther Revealed with Sorele Brownstein

The Avid Reader is so excited to welcome Davis’ own Sorele Brownstein for a reading, discussion and signing of her unique and moving novel, “The Gilded Cage-Queen Esther’s Untold Story” on Thursday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m. Sorele will share what inspired her to tell Esther’s story.

Deeply disappointed with the telling of Esther’s story in popular movies and novels, where Esther emerges as a passive, dull character, Sorele sought to uncover Esther’s true narrative.  Drawn from the rich Jewish tradition on the Book of Esther, a compelling figure emerges whose steadfast faith and bravery immortalized her as a beloved heroine.

Married to her cousin, who was a respected figure in the Jewish community, Esther is torn from her home and brought into the cold Palace where danger and intrigue lurks. Will she be able to maintain her integrity? What sacrifices will she have to make for the sake of her loved ones? Will she find freedom at the end?

Come hear the story of Queen Esther as you never heard before.

 Sorele Brownstein was born and raised in Milan, Italy. Since 2003, she has been running Chabad of Davis CA, together with her husband, serving the community as well as the students and faculty at the University of California at Davis. Sorele has a passion for sharing the Jewish heritage, gourmet cooking, and raising her eight sons.


Event date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
The Gilded Cage: Queen Esther's Untold Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781522897132
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - December 28th, 2015