Bestselling Author Betsy Carter Photo credit: Marion Ettlinger

Bestselling author Betsy Carter will appear at Peninsula Public Library on Monday, April 16 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss her new novel We Were Strangers Once.

We Were Strangers Once is a sharply observed historical novel which focuses on a web of friendships which connect German Jews in pre-Hitler Germany who emigrate to America. The novel depicts the complexity of their lives as struggling new arrivals in New York City, and spotlights the Upper-Upper West Side of the 1940s, the area known then as “Frankfurt on Hudson.”

Betsy Carter is a contributing editor for O, The Oprah Magazine and writes for Good Housekeeping, New York magazine, and many others. Carter formerly served as an editor at Esquire, Newsweek, and Harper’s Bazaar, and was the founding editor of New York Woman. She lives in New York City.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of We Were Strangers Once are currently available for reserve at the library’s Readers Desk.

Peninsula Public Library is located at 280 Central Avenue in Lawrence, NY. For further information, contact 516-239-3262.


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