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March
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March 12

Women on the Move
Lauren Grodstein

As half a million Jews were crammed into the 1.3 square miles of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1940, life became an endless struggle to barter for food, to find a route to escape, to maintain a sense of humanity in an upside-down world.

 

Inspired by the real-life archives of writers and poets, rabbis and scholars who collected ghetto inhabitants’ stories, Lauren Grodstein has produced an intimate novel of defiance about a young poet who trades his verse for children’s testimonies and learns not just how to survive but to find joy in a place of such darkness.

 

Lauren Grodstein is the author of five novels, including a New York Times bestseller and a Washington Post Book of the Year. She teaches in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden. We Must Not Think of Ourselves was Jenna Bush Hager’s December 2023 book club pick.

Tuesday, March 12 | 
11:30 am Eastern
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Free

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Sponsored by The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse

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Tuesday, March 12 | 
11:30 am
Free
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As half a million Jews were crammed into the 1.3 square miles of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1940, life became an endless struggle to barter for food, to find a route to escape, to maintain a sense of humanity in an upside-down world.

 

Inspired by the real-life archives of writers and poets, rabbis and scholars who collected ghetto inhabitants’ stories, Lauren Grodstein has produced an intimate novel of defiance about a young poet who trades his verse for children’s testimonies and learns not just how to survive but to find joy in a place of such darkness.

 

Lauren Grodstein is the author of five novels, including a New York Times bestseller and a Washington Post Book of the Year. She teaches in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden. We Must Not Think of Ourselves was Jenna Bush Hager’s December 2023 book club pick.

Virtual Event

 

Sponsored by The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse

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