Where the Angels Lived: One Family's Story of Exile, Loss, and Return | Newberry

Where the Angels Lived: One Family's Story of Exile, Loss, and Return

Meet the Author: Margaret McMullan
Thursday, August 29, 2019

6 pm Lecture

7 pm Book Signing

Rettinger Hall

Free and open to the public; free tickets required.
Open to the Public
Meet the Author

Join us for a Meet the Author event with Margaret McMullan, who will be discussing her latest book, Where the Angels Lived.

Historical, authentic, and family-oriented, Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss, and Return tells the tale of a somewhat parallel universe that exists even in the twenty-first century—dealings with Soviet-style bureaucracy, skepticism, anti-Semitism, and ironically the same sort of isolation and rejection Margaret’s Jewish Hungarian family experienced in 1944 before they were forced into concentration camps. Straddling memoir and reportage, past and present, this story reminds us all that we can escape a country, but we can never escape history.

Following her talk, Ms. McMullan will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase in the Newberry’s Rosenberg Bookshop.

Margaret McMullan is the author of eight award-winning books, including the novel In My Mother’s House, the story collection Aftermath Lounge, and the anthology Every Father’s Daughter, a collection of essays about fathers by great women writers such as Alice Munro, Ann Hood, and Jane Smiley. Margaret’s young adult novels How I Found the Strong, When I Crossed No-Bob, and Sources of Light have received best book awards from Parents’ Choice, School Library Journal, the American Library Association, and Booklist among other educational organizations.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Free and open to the public; free tickets required. Obtain tickets using this online form.

Doors open half an hour before the program begins, with first-come, first-served seating for registered attendees. We will admit walk-ins without tickets if space permits, 10 minutes before the event begins.

People with disabilities and other accessibility concerns can request to be seated first. To reserve an access-friendly space in the room, first register using the link above, then email publicprograms@newberry.org at least 48 hours before the event. Seats arranged in this way will be held until 10 minutes before the event starts.