On June 7th 1907, a ship packed with Russian Jews sets sail not to Jerusalem or New York, as many on board have dreamt, but to Texas – led by Rachel Cockerel’s great-grandfather. It marks the beginning of the Galveston Movement, when 10,000 Jews fled to Texas in the lead-up to WWI.

Join us as Rachel Cockerell discusses her genre-bending debut, Melting Point, and the forgotten search for an alternative to Palestine.

‘Formally ingenious… a model of how history writing can be made fresh’
The Guardian (Book of the Day)

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