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Authors & Ideas: Bina Bernard

June 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

$5 – $8

5959 Chicago’s Authors & Ideas series presents a conversation with author Bina Bernard about her latest book, “Keeping Secrets: A Novel.”

About the book: Hannah Stone, now a successful New York City journalist, was smuggled out of Poland as a child with her parents after surviving the Holocaust. They remade themselves in America, harboring the deep scars of stories never told. Now in her thirties, Hannah learns a family secret that sends her back to where she came from, on the investigative journey of her life.

Replayed in cinematic flashbacks, of the family’s immigrant experience and war years on the run, alternating with the contemporary family drama in the U.S. and Communist Poland, Keeping Secrets hinges on the mystery of a sister who was left behind.

In this sweeping, suspenseful debut, Keeping Secrets reveals the agonizing choices World War II thrust upon so many, examining the enormous price of guilt and the very heart of identity.

5959 Chicago’s Authors & Ideas Series is sponsored by The Book Cellar. Click here to order the book.


June 9
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$5 – $8
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5959 Chicago


Zoom Virtual