Thelma Adams is a prominent film critic and outspoken voice in the Hollywood community. She returns to the JBC with Bittersweet Brooklyn, her second female driven historical novel about the Jewish experience following the bestselling “The Last Woman Standing.” The former in-house critic for The NY Post and Us Weekly has also written for the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, and AARP.
A vivid, wrenching, female driven immigrant family saga set against the birth of the Jewish mob in Brooklyn, New York at the turn of the 20th Century. Flipping the familiar script of The Sopranos and The Godfather, Bittersweet Brooklyn explores the shattering impact of mob violence on the women expected to mop up the mess. Winding its way over decades, this haunting family saga plunges readers into a dangerous past - revealed through the perspective of a forgotten yet vibrant woman.