Lauren Grodstein in Conversation With Natalie Serber
Wednesday, March 29 @ 7:30 PM
Karen Neulander, a successful New York political consultant, has always been fiercely protective of her son, Jacob, now six. She’s had to be: when Jacob’s father, Dave, found out Karen was pregnant and made it clear that fatherhood wasn’t in his plans, Karen walked out of the relationship, never telling Dave her intention was to raise their child alone. But now Jake is asking to meet his dad, and with good reason: Karen is dying. When she finally calls her ex, she’s shocked to find Dave ecstatic about the son he never knew he had. With heart-wrenching poignancy and mordant humor, Lauren Grodstein’s Our Short History (Algonquin) is a story about parenthood, sacrifice, and life itself. Grodstein will be joined in conversation by Natalie Serber, author of Shout Her Lovely Name.