Unearthing Family Secrets: Author Talk with Judy Bolton-Fasman
How much do we really know about the lives of our parents and the secrets lodged in their past? Judy Bolton-Fasman’s new memoir, Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets, recounts the search for answers to the mysteries embedded in the lives of her Cuban-born mother, Matilde Alboukrek Bolton and her elusive, Yale-educated father, K. Harold Bolton. Join Judy as she discusses the book and her quest to understand her family’s identity.
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About the Speaker:
Judy Bolton-Fasman is the author of ASYLUM: A Memoir of Family Secrets from Mandel Vilar Press. Her essays and reviews have appeared in major newspapers including the New York Times and Boston Globe, essay anthologies and literary magazines such as McSweeney’s, Brevity, Catapult, and Cognoscenti, She is the recipient of numerous writing fellowships and a four-time winner of the Rockower Award from the American Jewish Press Association and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She recently received an honorable mention in Tiferet’s Creative Nonfiction Essay Writing Contest. Judy is the arts and culture writer for JewishBoston.com.