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How to Make a Life, Meet the Author Florence Reiss Kraut

November 10 @ 7:00 PM

When Ida and her daughter Bessie flee a catastrophic pogrom in Ukraine for America in 1905, they believe their emigration will ensure that their children and grandchildren will be safe from harm. But choices and decisions made by one generation have ripple effects on those who come later—and in the decades that follow, family secrets, betrayals, and mistakes made in the name of love undermine the lives of these descendants.

How to Make a Life is a sweeping saga that follows four generations from the tenements of Brooklyn through WWII, from Woodstock to India, and from Spain to Israel. It is the story of a family who must learn to accept each other’s differences, take comfort in the bonds of family and find the courage to forgive or risk cutting ties with the people who anchor their place in the world.

Florence Reiss Kraut is a native New Yorker. She holds a BA in English and a master’s in social work. She worked as a clinician, a family therapist, and CEO of a family service agency in Norwalk CT. while writing stories and essays for publication. She has published personal essays for the New York Times and her fiction has appeared in journals such as The Evening Street Press, The Westchester Review and others. She lives with her husband in Rye, New York.

“How to Make a Life” is her debut novel.

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November 10
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