Join us for the a virtual launch party celebrating Side By Side But Never Face to Face by Maggie Kast. Maggie will be in conversation with S.L Wisenberg. This event will be streamed on Women & Children First's Crowdcast Channel.
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Side by Side but Never Face to Face asks, Can new love be found in old age? Greta has been wrenched from a long and tightly-circled marriage to Manfred, an Austrian Holocaust survivor. Together they mourned the accidental death of a daughter and experienced a widening of spiritual horizons as they grieved. Shifting between Chicago, Austria, and rural Wisconsin, the present and decades past, these linked narratives unfold the story of Greta—daughter, wife, mother, widow, survivor, and seeker—with profound insight into the emotional conflicts, spiritual yearnings, and everyday experiences that link us to others of every time and place.
Maggie Kast is the author of the memoir The Crack between the Worlds: a dancer’s memoir of loss, faith and family and the novel, A Free Unsullied Land. Kast received an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has published fiction in The Sun, Nimrod, and Rosebud, among others.