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When Peter Rosen, a retired German professor, takes a bad fall in the snow, a call from Spooner Street brings his estranged daughter Marlene to Madison Long days on Spooner Street with her ailing and difficult father and his beloved German books enable Marlene to let go of old bitterness and rekindle her love for him When her son, Noah, returns from Africa for a last visWhen Peter Rosen, a retired German professor, takes a bad fall in the snow, a call from Spooner Street brings his estranged daughter Marlene to Madison Long days on Spooner Street with her ailing and difficult father and his beloved German books enable Marlene to let go of old bitterness and rekindle her love for him When her son, Noah, returns from Africa for a last visit with his grandfather, he instigates a deeper honesty, love, and forgiveness among all three Rosens.
I was born in Cleveland three weeks after my parents arrived as refugees from the Nazi regimes of Central Europe Our home was bilingual, with German the language of nostalgia, frightening memories, as well as intimacy.I grew up in Topeka, Kansas, straddling two very different worlds the Midwestern Christian world of my public school and neighborhood, and the community of Jewish refugees who, like my father, had been hired as psychoanalysts by the Menninger Foundation, one of the early psychoanalytic clinics in America My novel, The Flood, describes a ten year old whose biographical information is similar to mine, as she comes to understand the nature of prejudice The novel takes place in Topeka in 1951, the year the Kansas River overflew, turning hundreds into refugees, and Reverend Oliver Brown sued the Topeka Board of Education, because his daughter had to travel across town to attend a segregated school.I attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, for two years, and completed my BA at Barnard College After taking off a few years to experience the life of a writer while taking a variety of jobs in New York City, I returned to Columbia, where I earned a doctorate in Anthropology and Education I then spent several decades studying urban public schools, with most of my research directed at understanding issues of inequality and prejudice as they occur in public schools.In the 1970s, sexual, reproductive and artistic issues in the Second Wave of feminism became the focus of my personal and public life This led to two books, Simone deBeauvoir, a Life of Freedom, and a collection I edited with Sara Ruddick and Louise deSalvo, Between Women Biographers, Novelists, Critics, Teachers and Artists Write about their Work on Women My refugee background has been a rich source on which I draw over and over in my writing My memoir, Afterimages, focuses on how my parents struggles to leave their homelands and make new lives for themselves in America, and describes my own journeys back to Germany and Austria to discover about their pasts This complicated background is also the xx of several personal essays, including The Dress, My Father s Violin, and, most recently, To Be Human in a Jewish Way, an essay about my aunt s experiences in the Jewish schools initiated by Martin Buber during the early years of the Nazi regime in Germany.
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