Best-Selling Novelist Ayelet Waldman: Lecture, Book Signing and Reception
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Sixteen-year-old Sala Garncarz volunteered to take her sister's place when she was ordered to report to a Nazi labor camp in wartime Germany. Neither she nor her family could have imagined that six weeks of required labor would stretch to almost five years of slavery in seven labor camps. Half a century later, Sala reveals her painful history to her grown daughter, documented in more than 350 letters from friends and family that she risked her life to save. The resurfacing of these letters begins an emotional journey of self-discovery for Sala's entire family. Arlene Hutton adapted this true account for the stage from the book Sala's Gift. The letters themselves are considered an important addition to Holocaust research, and were on display at the New York Public Library in 2006. Learn More
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Ayelet Waldman, the mother of four children, brings refreshing candor to the socially-charged issues of wifehood, motherhood, sexuality and family in her best-selling collection of essays, Bad Mother, her popular Mommy Track Mystery series, and in her critically acclaimed literary novels, essays and book reviews in The New York Times, Salon.com... and others. Her 2006 novel, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, was yet another artistic and commercial success for Waldman and was made into the film The Other Woman, starring Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow.
Born in Israel and raised in New Jersey, Waldman was a Harvard Law School graduate working at a New York law firm when she met her husband, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Michael Chabon. Waldman will discuss her relationship with Judaism and how it informs her writing; being a fearless and sometimes outspoken feminist; and her involvement in the Women in Prison project. She will explore the recurring theme of loss that is present in much of her work, and will discuss both her past writing and her most recent critically acclaimed novel, Red Hook Road (2010). Copies of Bad Mother and Red Hook Road will be available for purchase after the lecture.
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