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Shanghai Torah


The new novel by Briana London

As World War II erupts, a young Jewish scribe flees Lithuania with his most prized possession, his in-progress copy of the Torah, setting him on an unusual collision course with a family of Chinese calligraphers living under Japanese occupation.

A stranger in a strange land, Moshe’s faith in his religion and his devotion to his beloved Elena, is challenged by the carnal attraction of Ming, the young daughter of the renown poet, Zhao Heng.

Under Master Zhao tutelage, Moshe learns the power he wields when he sets his words onto parchment.

About the Author

Briana London began her writing career developing stories and scripts for Disney and United Artists. Her scripts have won many writing awards.

Briana is a two-time Emmy nominated film editor and won the ACE Eddy award for best episodic editing. Her credits include many popular episodic tv shows.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, two dogs and a horse. This is her first novel.


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In 2020 The Shanghai Torah will be on display at the following book festivals.

Amelia Island Book Festival


February 14, 2020
Fernandina Beach, FL

Association of Writers & Writers Programs
AWP Conference & Bookfair

March 6-7
San Antonio, TX

Tucson Festival of Books


March 14-15
Tucson, AZ

Georgia Conference
on Children's Literature

March 27-28
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

University of Southern Mississippi
Children's Book Festival

April 1-3
Hattiesburg, MS

San Diego Writers Festival

April 4
Coronado, CA

San Antonio Book Festival

April 4
San Antonio, TX

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

April 18-19
Los Angeles, CA

Yallwest Santa Monica
Book Festival

April 24-25
Santa Monica, CA

Bay Area Book Festival

May 2-3
Berkeley, CA

Printers Row Lit Fest

June 6-7
Chicago, IL

San Diego Herald-Tribune
Festival of Books

August 29
San Diego, CA

Orange County
Children's Book Festival

September 27
Costa Mesa College
Costa Mesa, CA

Brooklyn Book Festival

October 3-4
Brooklyn, NY


Southern Festival of Books

October 9-11
Nashville, TN


High Desert Book Festival

Hesperia, CA

Fort Worth Bookfest

October 17
Fort Worth, TX

Texas Book Festival

November 7-8
Austin, TX

San Diego
Festival of Books

San Diego, CA

Alpine Art Walk

Alpine, TX


Briana signed books at the American Library Association Conference in Washington D.C.

Briana was also at the L.A. Times Festival of Books in April.