Author Margaret McMullan at Lake Forest Book Store

Author Margaret McMullan joins us at Lake Forest Book Store to present her latest book; a journey into her ancestral past.

WHERE THE ANGELS LIVED: OUR FAMILY'S STORY OF LOSS, EXILE AND RETURN

Calypso Editions $20.00  Releases May 1, 2019 

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM

at Lake Forest Book Store

Books available for purchase and signing

Refreshments will be served

Call 847-234-4420

The moment she discovers the existence of Richard, a long-lost relative, at Israel’s Holocaust Museum, Margaret McMullan begins an unexpected journey of revelation and connectivity as she tirelessly researches the history of her ancestors, the Engel de Jánosis. Propelled by a Fulbright cultural exchange that sends her to teach at a Hungarian University, Margaret, her husband and teenage son all eagerly travel to Pécs, the land of her mother’s Jewish lineage. After reaching Pécs, a Hungarian town both small and primarily Christian, Margaret realizes right then and there how difficult her mission is going to be.

A recipient of a 2010 NEA Fellowship in literature, a 2010 Fulbright at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary, and the National Author Winner of the 2011 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, Margaret McMullan is the author of seven award-winning novels. In 2015, she and Phillip Lopate curated Every Father’s Daughter, an anthology of essays about fathers by great women writers such as Alice Munro, Ann Hood, and Jane Smiley. A 2007 Eudora Welty Visiting Writer at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, Margaret has taught on the summer faculty at the Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference in Southampton, New York, at the Eastern Kentucky University Low-Residency MFA Program, and at the University of Southern Indiana’s Summer and Winter Ropewalk Writers Retreat. She was the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Evansville, where she taught for 25 years. Recently she served as a faculty mentor at the Stony Brook Southampton Low-res MFA Program. She writes full time now in Pass Christian, Mississippi

 
Event date: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Lake Forest Book Store
662 N. Western Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045