Failing in his attempt to influence the Russian government to ameliorate its policies toward Jews, one man began financing their mass emigration.
Carol Ascher has published six books of fiction and nonfiction. Her new novel, A Call from Spooner Street, depicts the reconciliation between an octogenarian Jewish refugee who spent the war years in Camp Sherbrooke and his estranged daughter. She is working on an exhibit for the Sharon Historical Society, “A Chance for Land and Fresh Air,” which depicts this hidden history of Jewish farm families in northwest Connecticut, to open October 22nd. Visit carolascher.net.
It troubles me that I live in a socially segregated community, so when my professor announced that he would be co-teaching with a Protestant preacher and a Muslim imam a week-long summer intensive called Building Abrahamic Partnerships, I immediately signed up.
In American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest, award-winning author Hannah Nordhaus treats us to a genealogical detective story that combines memoir, cultural history, and ghost hunting in her quest to discover the truth about her great-great-great-grandmother.