Suitcase Sefton and the American Dream (reading and book signing)

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May 200616

Japanese American Service Committee
4427 N. Clark St
Chicago, Illinois, 60640
United States

Attention baseball fans . . .Northsiders and Southsiders welcome!

Please join us for an evening with Jay Feldman
author of the novel Suitcase Sefton and the American Dream

In Suitcase Sefton and the American Dream, Feldman tells the story of Mac “Suitcase” Sefton, a scout for the New York Yankees, who discovers a cannon-armed lefty named Jerry Yamada at a Japanese American internment camp in Arizona during World War II. As Sefton schemes to get the pitcher released from the camp, he is forced to confront his own conceptions of race, culture, and politics, as he discovers the meaning of family and love. Through the filter of baseball, Suitcase Sefton and the American Dream addresses issues of personal integrity, racism, internment, and American dreams.

The author will read and sign books at the JASC
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
7:00 PM

The event is FREE and open to all.

JASC, 4427 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640; 773.275.0097

Preorder books today ($23) by contacting Debbie Mieko Burns at

This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society and the Japanese American Service Committee Legacy Center.

Jay Feldman is the author of the critically acclaimed When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder and the New Madrid Earthquakes. He is a widely published freelance writer whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Smithsonian, Gourmet, The New York Times, and a broad variety of other national, regional and local publications. He has also written for television and the stage. He is the author of HITTING: An Official Major League Baseball Book. His Web site is



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