Conversation with Sacha Lamb | When the Angels Left the Old Country

ONLINE EVENT
MAY 22 | 5 - 6 PM EST
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Join us online for a conversation with Sacha Lamb, author of When the Angels Left the Old Country, a queer immigrant fairytale about individual purpose, the fluid nature of identity, and the power of love to change and endure, that was named Best of the Year by NPR, New York Public Library, and Kirkus Review. The event is co-sponsored by Seaside Jewish Community.

Uriel the angel and Little Ash (short for Ashmedai) are the only two supernatural creatures in their shtetl (which is so tiny, it doesn't have a name other than Shtetl). The angel and the demon have been studying together for centuries, but pogroms and the search for a new life have drawn all the young people from their village to America. When one of those young emigrants goes missing, Uriel and Little Ash set off to find her. Along the way the angel and demon encounter humans in need of their help, including Rose Cohen, whose best friend (and the love of her life) has abandoned her to marry a man, and Malke Shulman, whose father died mysteriously on his way to America. But there are obstacles ahead of them as difficult as what they’ve left behind. Medical exams (and demons) at Ellis Island, corrupt officials, cruel mob bosses, murderers, poverty - the streets are far from paved with gold.

Sacha Lamb is a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow in young adult fiction, and graduated in Library and Information Science and History from Simmons University. Sacha lives in New England with a miniature dachshund mix named Anzu Bean. Their debut novel, When The Angels Left The Old Country, was named a Printz Honor Book, a Sydney Taylor Award winner and a Stonewall Book Award winner.

We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of their book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed bookplate.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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