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Author Talk with Julie Metz
August 5, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Shepaug Libraries Program
Hosted by the Gunn Library
We are pleased to collaborate with the Hickory Stick Book Shop to welcome New York Times bestselling author Julie Metz to discuss her latest novel, Eva and Eve, an unforgettable account of her late mother’s childhood in Nazi-occupied Austria and the parallels she sees in present-day America.
To Julie, her mother, Eve, was the quintessential New Yorker. Eve rarely spoke about her childhood and it was difficult to imagine her living anywhere else except Manhattan. In truth, Eve had endured a harrowing childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna. After her mother passed, Julie discovered a keepsake book filled with farewell notes from friends and relatives addressed to a ten-year-old girl named Eva. Interweaving personal memoir and family history, Eva and Eve vividly traces one woman’s search for her mother’s lost childhood while revealing the resilience of our forebears and the sacrifices that ordinary people are called to make during history’s darkest hours.
Julie Metz is the New York Times bestselling author of Perfection. She has written for publications including The New York Times, Salon, Dame, Redbook, and Glamour. She has received fellowships at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and The Vermont Studio Center. She lives with her family and two cats in the Hudson Valley.
Signed copies of this book are available at the Hickory Stick Bookshop. Visit their website at https://www.hickorystickbookshop.com/ or call 860-868-0525.