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In-Store Reading: Sherry Fishman: Avraham and Mary
Annie Bloom's welcomes local author Sherry Fishman for an in-store reading from her new book, Avraham and Mary: A Historical Fiction of My Immigrant Grandparents.
This in-store reading is first come, first served. Please be mindful of any store health policies that might be in effect on the night of the reading.
Signed and personalized copies are available for order! Please, please, please include the name for personalization in the order notes; or indicate "signed only."
About Avraham and Mary: A Historical Fiction of My Immigrant Grandparents:
This is the story of my family, and a universal tale. It is a love story and a story of: persecutions and pogroms, a kidnapping, an encounter with Rasputin, crossing borders while hiding from officials, separations from loved ones, resistance to the Nazi regime, mass genocides, death in a steel mill, traditions broken, and new traditions created.
Sherry Fishman was born in June, 1943. While her father served in the US Navy during WWII, she and her mother Pearl lived with Pearl's parents Abraham and Mary. Frequent large family gatherings were filled with the stories and descriptions of life in Eastern Europe, and concern about family still there in the horrors of what was happening during the reign of the Nazis. This was a family of storytellers. The tales shared in memoirs and while sitting around the dinner table described events of great strife and great determination; they were both unique to Jewish heritage, as well as universal. When Sherry wanted to retell the stories to younger family members, she first wrote them as literary non-fiction stories. But, as she shared them with friends and writing groups, people found the stories intriguing enough to suggest she create a book. The stories became a fictionalized version of the lived history of Sherry's maternal grandparents.