JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Shelly SandersApril 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
April 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Shelly Sanders
JCC MetroWest Book Group presents, Shelly Sanders, “Daughters of the Occupation”
In 1940, the Soviets invade Latvia and occupy Riga, Miriam’s home, just as she gives birth to her son Monya. Then the Nazis arrive, killing Miriam’s husband and rounding up Jews. Miriam asks her loyal housekeeper to hide her children and conceal their Jewish roots. In 1970s Chicago, 24-year-old Sarah meets her estranged grandmother Miriam who begs Sarah to find the son she abandoned in Latvia. A magnificent, emotionally powerful story of family and the lingering devastation of war, The Daughters of the Occupation illuminates life in Latvia during WWII.
12:00 Book Group discussion
1:00 Presentation with the author