Women On The Move: Allegra Goodman, "Sam"
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