Night in Shanghai

The first novel based on the true experiences of African American musicians in the Chinese jazz age—and what happened when World War II exploded around them.



“Historical fiction at its best.”


— Alan Cheuse, NPR (review)


There isn’t a single misplaced passage. Never has history sounded so good.”


— Robert Anglen, Arizona Republic




New China Listings!


NEWSFLASH on “Cup of Light”CofL2



Oct. 23, 2014  Albuquerque NM Jewish Community Center  7:30pm

Oct. 27, 2014  Greater Kansas City Area KS  Jewish Community Center in Overland Park 7pm

Nov. 8, 2014 Arcadia CA Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valley (SGPV) 7:30pm

Nov. 14, 2014 La Jolla, CA 20th Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center 10am

Nov. 19, 2014 Palm Beach Gardens FL Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches 11am



South China Morning Post Interview with Nicole

New Review in  Asian Review of Books

Watch Mones’ presentation at the Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale April 24th

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