Amy Hoffman, M.F.A.; Lies about My Family: A Memoir (a reading from a work in progress)
Lies about My Family is a memoir in progress about Amy Hoffman (M.F.A.)'s grandparents’ immigration in the early 20th century to the U.S. from Jewish villages in what are now Ukraine and Belarus. Based on historical research, oral histories, photographs, and Hoffman's own memories, the book explores their lives, values, and experiences, and the effects of those down the generations. Hoffman is interested in the stories we tell, the stories we don’t tell, the facts and the truths we make of them.