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Jenna Blum

Wednesday, October 16

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Concord Free Public Library

129 Main Street


Meet Jenna Blum


“…perfect Encapsulation of the changing times and turbulence mid- and late-20th century America.” — Publishers Weekly

(starred)“Gripping and unforgettable.”  Booklist (starred)

“An unsentimental, richly detailed study of loss and its legacy.” Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Jenna Blum shines a powerful light on how the past swings back and how we must face it. The Lost Family is an extraordinary read, the kind of book that makes you sob and smile, the kind that gives you hope…. It is compassionate, masterful and disturbingly contemporary.”
- Tatiana de Rosnay, bestselling author of Sarah’s Key

“Blum plumbs the depths of loss and love in this exquisite page-turner.” - People


Jenna Blum is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of novels Those Who Save Us (Harcourt, 2002), The Stormchasers (Dutton, 2010) and The Lost Family (Harper Collins, 2018); novella “The Lucky One” in the collection Grand Central (Berkeley/Penguin, 2014), and the audiobook course The Writer At Work: The Art of Writing Fiction (Recorded Books, 2014). Jenna is also one of Oprah’s top 30 Women Writers.

Jenna’s first novel, Those Who Save Us, was a New York Times bestseller, the #1 bestselling novel in Holland in 2011, and the 2005 winner of the Ribalow Prize, awarded by Hadassah Magazine and adjudged by Elie Wiesel. The Stormchasers was an international bestseller, a Borders Pick, and a feature in French Elle. Jenna is based in Boston, where she has taught fiction and master novel workshops at Grub Street Writers since the schools founding in 1997. Jenna earned her M.A. in creative writing from Boston University, where she taught Creative Writing and journalism and was the fiction editor for AGNI Literary Magazine. From 1993-1997, Jenna interviewed Holocaust survivors for the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. Jenna is a professional public speaker, traveling nationally and internationally to speak at universities, libraries, events, and book clubs— for Those Who Save Us, Jenna visited over 800 book clubs in the Boston area alone! Jenna has written the screenplay for Those Who Save Us, currently under option and is working on her fourth novel. To learn more about Jenna, please visit and follow her on Facebook, Twitter (@Jenna_Blum), and Instagram

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