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JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Alyson Richman and Shaunna J. Edwards
February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
JCC MetroWest Book Group presents, Alyson Richman and Shaunna J. Edwards, “The Thread Collectors”
An ingenious young Black woman embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army. A Jewish woman in NYC attends abolitionist meetings and stitches quilts for Union soldiers. As these two women risk everything for love and freedom during the brutal Civil War, their paths converge in New Orleans, where an unexpected encounter leads them to discover that even the most delicate threads have the capacity to save us. Loosely inspired by the authors’ family histories, this stunning novel will stay with readers for a long time.
12:00 Book Group discussion
1:00 Presentation with the author