Bagels & Books: The Lost Family
About the Book:
In 1965 Manhattan, patrons flock to Masha's for its brisket bourguignon, impeccable service, and dashing owner/head chef Peter Rashkin. With his movie-star looks and tragic past, Peter is New York's most eligible bachelor. But Peter doesn't care for the young ladies parading hopefully through Masha's.
His work consumes him, as does his terrible guilt over surviving Auschwitz while his wife, Masha, the restaurant's namesake, and two young daughters perished. Then exquisite June Bouquet, a young fashion model, pierces his guard. The two begin a passionate courtship, and when June becomes pregnant, Peter proposes, hoping a new family will help him relinquish the past. But over the next twenty years, Peter's indelible anguish haunts him, June, and their daughter Elsbeth, transforming them in shocking, heartbreaking, and unexpected ways.
The Lost Family features a husband devastated by grief he cannot voice, a frustrated wife competing with a ghost she cannot banish, and a daughter sensitive to the pain of her family and another lost before she was born. Spanning three cinematic decades, The Lost Family is a charming, funny, elegantly bittersweet study of loss and love.
About the Author:
Jenna Blum is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of novels Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers and the novella The Lucky One, in the collection Grand Central.
Jenna's third novel, The Lost Family, was published by Harper in June 2018. Jenna's novels have been published in over 20 countries. She is one of Oprah's Top Thirty Women Writers. Jenna's first novel, Those Who Save Us, won the Ribalow Prize, awarded by Hadassah Magazine and adjudged by Elie Wiesel; Jenna interviewed Holocaust survivors for the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Foundation for five years.
Jenna is a public speaker, traveling nationally and internationally; she has visited over 800 book clubs in the Boston area alone! Jenna is based in Boston, teaching at Grub Street Writers, where she has been running master fiction and novel workshops for over 20 years; she earned her M.A. in Creative Writing for Boston University and was the fiction editor for AGNI Literary Magazine.
About the Event:
Tuesday, December 11 | 10:00am
Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens
Cost Per event:
$15 Literary Society Reader
Cost For Series:
$54 Literary Society Reader
*Cost includes author presentation & light breakfast
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