Discussion with Jennifer Rosner author of The Yellow Bird Sings
Join author Jennifer Rosner, as she discusses her new novel, The Yellow Bird Sings, about a Jewish mother and her young daughter—a musical prodigy— hiding during WW2. Inspired by interviews with hidden children of the Holocaust and grounded in research and travel to Poland and Tel Aviv, Jennifer will discuss her process of writing, researching, and publishing her work.
THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS is Jennifer’s debut novel. It tells the story of a Jewish mother and her child hiding for their lives during WW2, and is grounded in interviews, travel, and historical research. Jennifer previously published a memoir, IF A TREE FALLS, about raising her deaf daughters in a hearing, speaking world, and discovering genetic deafness in her family dating back to the 1800s. In both the novel and memoir, she explores themes of silence and sound, loneliness, and connection. Her short writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Massachusetts Review, The Forward, and elsewhere.
In addition to writing, Jennifer teaches philosophy. She received her BA from Columbia University and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She has taught at Stanford and at Mount Holyoke College. Currently, she teaches the Clemente Course in the Humanities, a college-level course for women living in economic distress. She lives in western Massachusetts with her family.
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Monday, August 3
Noon EDT | 11am CDT | 9am PDT
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