Tim Turner with Richard C. Morais

Sunday, September 15, 2024
3 – 4:30 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

110 W Catharine St.

Authors Tim Turner and Richard C. Morais will be in conversation about Turner’s new book, The Reluctant Conductor, a vivid depiction of 1920s life in a Moldovan shtetl.

With cunning, class and determination, one violinist brings to life a turbulent era in the Soviet Union, where, while life was punishing and brutally unfair, he finds music in devastation and conducts his family—his orchestra—in such a way as to not let the horrors defeat them or hate to overcome them.

Tim Turner, author of The Reluctant Conductor

Author, screenwriter, playwright, and former journalist Tim Turner co-wrote The Reluctant Conductor with his Russian instructor, Moisey Gorbaty. After two years of studying together, Turner and Moisey began working on The Reluctant Conductor, videotaping interviews of Moisey telling family stories, traveling to Moldova and researching the era.

Turner has written six plays, an original screenplay, a libretto and adapted two of his plays into screenplays. He lives in Los Angeles.

The Reluctant Conductor by Tim Turner and Moisey Gorbaty
Richard Morais

Richard C. Morais is a financial journalist and novelist best known as the author of the bestseller The Hundred-Foot Journey, a culinary novel that follows the life of an Indian chef as he conquers the rarified world of French haute cuisine. In 2014, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey released The Hundred-Foot Journey as a film starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri.

His novel The Man with No Borders is the story of an aristocratic Spanish private banker living in Switzerland and coming to terms with his life.

Mr. Morais has also had a distinguished journalism, including service as Forbes’s longest-serving foreign correspondent, as European Bureau Chief

The Hundred Foot Journey