As part of the Books in the 'Burgh literary series at the History Center, join Judith Summerfield for a reading, discussion, and book signing of her book, A Man Comes from Someplace.
Admission to this event is free, but does not include access to museum exhibitions.
About A Man Comes from Someplace
A Man Comes from Someplace: Stories, History, Memory from a Lost Time. The book is a cultural study of a Jewish family from a shtetl in Ukraine before World War I to its lives on several continents in the 21st century. Summerfield builds on the oral storytelling of her father, who escaped from Ukraine during the Russian Revolution and settled in Fredericktown, Pa. Drawing from a rich cache of family letters, immigration papers, eyewitness accounts, photographs, maps and genealogy, as well as a visit to her father’s village in 2011, Summerfield presents her deep historic research with prose that is both inspiring and heartbreaking.
Judith Summerfield grew up in Fredericktown, a small coal mining town in Washington County. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Pittsburgh, and PH.D. at New York University. Professor Emerita in English, Queens College, CUNY, she also served as University Dean for Undergraduate Education. She has received local, state, and national awards and grants for teaching, scholarship, writing, and research, including the Carnegie Foundation New York State Professor of the Year in 1998. A Man Comes from Someplace is her ninth book.