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Renard Lecture: Author of The Patriots – A Riveting Evocation of The Cold War Years…Americans in Russia, or the Biggest Jewish Fundraising Campaign You’ve Never Heard OfMonday, April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Monday, April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Date:
Monday, April 9
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$5

Renard Lecture: Author of The Patriots – A Riveting Evocation of The Cold War Years…Americans in Russia, or the Biggest Jewish Fundraising Campaign You’ve Never Heard Of

An idealistic young American woman heads for the Soviet Union in 1934, with consequences that reverberate through three generations of one Jewish family.  It is an epic novel that takes us from Stalin’s era to America to the oil-rich world of New Russia.

“Urgently relevant. The Patriots asks huge, complex questions about identity, loyalty, truth and self-deception.” —The Guardian

Sana Krasikov, of Hastings-on-Hudson, was born in Ukraine and grew up in the former Soviet republic of Georgia and in New York. In 2017 she was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. Krasikov’s debut story collection, One More Year, was a finalist for the 2009 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. It received a National Book Foundation ‘5 under 35’ award and won the 2009 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. To research The Patriots, Sana traveled to oil fields in Texas and KGB record warehouses in Moscow.

Please note: Doors open at 9:30 am