What can descendants of perpetrators and victims learn from each other and from the past? How can the lessons of WWII help us address the nationalism, racism, and anti-semitism we see today?
Join us for a book talk about these topics with Jessica Shattuck, author of, The Women in the Castle, and Rachel Kadish, author of The Weight of Ink. As granddaughters of a Nazi and a Holocaust survivor, respectively, they will talk about forgiveness, love, understanding, and condemnation. Both award-winning authors live locally and met in a writers group, where they discovered their unique connection.
Jessica Shattuck’s work has been featured in The New Yorker, Glamour, Open City, and The Tampa Review among other publications. Her recent book, Women in the Castle, is a New York Times bestseller. Rachel Kadish is a winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award as well as the Association for Jewish Libraries Fiction Award and the John Gardner Fiction Award.