Anne Edelstein at Book Culture on Columbus

Join us on Wednesday, November 8th at 7pm as Harper’s Magazine and Book Culture on Columbus present Anne Edelstein on her new memoir Lifesaving for Beginners.

When Anne Edelstein was forty-two, her mother, a capable swimmer in good health, drowned while snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. Caring for two small children of her own, Anne suddenly found herself grieving not only for her emotionally distant mother but also for her beloved younger brother Danny, who had killed himself violently over a decade before. She finds herself wrestling not only with the past and her family’s legacy of mental illness, but also with the emotional well-being of her children. Part memoir and part meditation on joy and grief, the book will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to come to terms with their parents, their siblings, their children, and their place in the world.

Anne Edelstein is a literary agent in New York City, where she lives with her family. Lifesaving for Beginners is her first book











When: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Book Culture on Columbus
450 Columbus Ave.
212-595-1962
Price: Free
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Join us on Wednesday, November 8th at 7pm as Harper’s Magazine and Book Culture on Columbus present Anne Edelstein on her new memoir Lifesaving for Beginners.

When Anne Edelstein was forty-two, her mother, a capable swimmer in good health, drowned while snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. Caring for two small children of her own, Anne suddenly found herself grieving not only for her emotionally distant mother but also for her beloved younger brother Danny, who had killed himself violently over a decade before. She finds herself wrestling not only with the past and her family’s legacy of mental illness, but also with the emotional well-being of her children. Part memoir and part meditation on joy and grief, the book will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to come to terms with their parents, their siblings, their children, and their place in the world.

Anne Edelstein is a literary agent in New York City, where she lives with her family. Lifesaving for Beginners is her first book

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