Evening Book Club

July 15, 2020 - 8:30pm - 10:15pm

Let’s Read Together!

NEXT SESSION: Wednesday, July 15 at 8:30 pm via Zoom: - Link below:


I Want You to Know We’re Still Here, A Post-Holocaust Memoir by Esther Safran Foer will be discussed. Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of. The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily life, felt but never discussed. The result was a childhood marked by painful silences and continued tragedy. Even as she built a successful career, married, and raised three children, Esther always felt herself searching.

So when Esther’s mother casually mentions an astonishing revelation—that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust—Esther resolves to find out who they were, and how her father survived. Armed with only a black-and-white photo and a hand-drawn map, she travels to Ukraine, determined to find the shtetl where her father hid during the war. What she finds reshapes her identity and gives her the opportunity to finally mourn.

Available in hardcover and Kindle on Amazon; $7.00 plus shipping on abebooks.com; wait listed as e-book through MoCo library.

Our online format for this program makes it well suited for the wider OKC community to join in and all are welcome.

For more information, contact Ellen Elow-Mintz (elow [dot] mintz [dot] ellen [at] gmail [dot] com or 301-897-2796).

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