Sisterhood Book Discussion: “The Book of Hannah”

April 13, 2021, 7:00 am - 8:15 am

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Book Discussion with the Author, Ellen Gardner Gelerman

“The Book of Hannah: A Tragicomedy in Three Trimesters”

This book is part of the 69th annual Detroit Jewish Book Fair’s “Mitten Mornings” featuring local authors.

About the book
After a lifetime of infertility, Hannah Murrow finds herself inexplicably (and some might say, miraculously) pregnant as she approaches her 55th birthday. She’s overjoyed, but disappointed that no one — not her husband, eager for retirement; not her longtime friends from her infertility support group; and least of all her moody, difficult adopted daughter Natty — seems to share her excitement. That all changes when Natty and her boyfriend turn Hannah’s improbable pregnancy into a marketing opportunity, and Hannah into an unlikely social media celebrity. “The Book of Hannah” deals with the complicated relationship between mothers and daughters; the double-edged sword of fame; and the challenges of getting one’s dearest wish long after it should have been possible.

About the author
Ellen Gardner Gelerman is the sister of our own Carol Gardner who is a member of the Temple Beth-El Sisterhood Board of Trustees.  Ellen grew up on Long Island, New York, and spent much of her adult life there. She received her BA in English from Indiana University, leading to a lifelong love of English literature as well as a career in advertising and promotion. Though Ellen is retired, writing is still her passion. “The Book of Hannah: A Tragicomedy in Three Trimesters” (Warren Publishing, 2019) is her first novel.

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