Two years ago, KMXT spoke with
local documentary filmmaker turned writer Dave Kaplan about the release of his
first novel, The Burning Bush of Hoboken. The story
follows a traditional Jewish family through a modern day version of exodus,
testing each family member’s spirit, faith and humor. KMXT recently caught up
with Kaplan and learned that his first stab at novel-writing has faired quite
well on bookshelves, especially overseas.
-- (Kaplan Reprint 1 :20 “Yeah
it is, I’m getting ...eBook, nook book, kindle.”)
said the book has sold well all over the world including India, Japan,
Sweden and even Syria. He said
the success has led him to a reprint of the novel, with some minor changes.
-- (Kaplan Reprint 2 :31 “There’s
not going to be major... you wouldn’t know.”)
the reprint, Kaplan said he hopes to take a vacation overseas this year, and
ultimately double the trip as a book tour in Europe.
-- (Kaplan Reprint 3 :28 “We’ll
start in Berlin and … hip hop city of Europe.”)
Germany he said the family
will head to Spain
and tour various cities throughout the country. Kaplan said it is a family
vacation, and his daughter, Hannah Kaplan, has decided to be his publicist for
majority of events he hopes to schedule.
-- (Kaplan Reprint 4 :21 “Yeah,
she will. She lives in … set up a book reading.”)
said the reprint will probably come after that trip, and may include a redesign
of the cover art and layout. As far as a sequel, Kaplan said he isn’t quite
ready to start writing a new book. He said writing has definitely become a new
passion for him and he ultimately hopes to write many more books in the