Featuring Authors Alyson Richman & Shaunna Edwards
Go behind the stories and peer into the archives at the CJH book discussion, led by Lauren Gilbert, Senior Manager for Public Services at the Center for Jewish History. This session will feature a discussion of The Thread Collectors,co-written by internationally bestselling author Alyson Richman and debut author Shaunna J. Edwards, who have come together to collaborate on a rich historical novel set during the Civil War. The book follows two women, one Black and yearning for freedom in New Orleans, the other a Jewish abolitionist in New York. We will look at some documents in the Center’s collections that are connected to the Civil War, and we will be joined by the authors for a presentation and Q&A after the discussion.
Participants will need to obtain their own copy of the book to read in advance.
NOTE: This is an interactive book discussion for all participants, not a lecture, so space is limited.
Ticket Info: Pay what you wish; register here for a Zoom link