What self do you want to be in the face of who you are expected to be? How do you maintain the belief in yourself that you had as a child? Where can you find a place, you feel you truly belong? The beautiful ode to girlhood, Sam, wrestles with those universal questions in a story about a girl caught between a father she loves who is rarely around, a mother pushing her to plan for a secure future and her own penchant for unconventionality.
After writing – and illustrating – her first novel at the age of seven, Allegra Goodman has gone on to author seven novels and two collections of short stories. She has received a Whiting Award in Fiction, the Salon Award for Fiction, and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
A Virtual Event
The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.
WOMEN ON THE MOVE
A VIRTUAL SERIES
This series is moderated by Zibby Owens, an author and editor whose multimedia empire of a publishing house, magazine, and podcast led New York Magazine to dub her “New York’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer,” Jordana Horn, a journalist at Kveller and Marjorie Shuster, Coordinator of Literary Events at Temple Emanu-El.
- Tuesday, January 31: Anna Quindlen on Write for Your Life
- Tuesday, February 7: Pam Jenoff on Code Name Sapphire
- Tuesday, February 14: Allegra Goodman on Sam
- Tuesday, February 21: Ann Leary on The Foundling
- Tuesday, February 28: Amy Bloom on In Love
- Tuesday, March 7: Geraldine Brooks on Horse
- Tuesday, March 14: Jennifer Rosner on Once We Were Home