Upcoming Special Literary Event

Author Visit: Ellen Feldman

The Trouble with You (2024)

Wednesday, June 12 • 1:00pm-2:30pm •

Scarsdale Public Library

Course 12612 • $30

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Ellen Feldman, author of nine novels, will join Elyse Mall Klayman to discuss her latest work The Trouble With You (2024). Set in New York City in the heady aftermath of World War II, the book tells the story of a young woman whose rosy future is upended in a single instant. Fanny is a young mother torn between her cousin Mimi, who is determined to keep her a “nice girl” — the kind that marries a doctor — and her aunt Rose, who has a rebellious past of her own. Struggling to raise her young daughter and forge a new life by sheer will and pluck, she takes a job in the entertainment business and comes face to face with the blacklist which is destroying careers and wrecking lives. Ultimately, she must decide between playing it safe or doing what she knows is right in a world that — to contemporary readers — seems at once light years away and strangely immediate. Time will be reserved for Q&A. Registered students will each receive a copy of the book.

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ELLEN FELDMAN, a 2009 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of The Living and the Lost (winner of Long Island Reads award), Paris Never Leaves You (translated into thirteen languages), Terrible Virtue (optioned by Black Bicycle for a feature film), The Unwitting, Next to Love, Scottsboro (shortlisted for the Orange Prize), The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank (a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice”), Lucy, and, her most recent novel, The Trouble With You (2024). Feldman grew up in northern New Jersey and attended Bryn Mawr College, from which she received a BA. and an MA in modern history. After further graduate studies at Columbia University, she worked for a New York publishing house.

ELYSE MALL KLAYMAN spent close to 20 years working in higher education, first at NYU's journalism school, then at NYU Law, where she created and led the communications team. Klayman has written and edited for various magazines and has been freelancing recently for a new publication about the exploding sport of pickleball.

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