Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7pm
In English

Please join us for a special evening book talk: self-discovery in the mist of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. On a short vacation to Budapest, the author found a small, mysterious leather book in an antique store. It turned out to be a memory book—a keepsake album kept by Central European girls to record advice and remembrances. Fischer shares her nearly decade-long adventure into the heart of Old Europe and deep into centuries of art, history, and war. During this journey, she forged connections spanning the century, from the eruption of WWI to contemporary New York.

Susan Lengyel-McLoughlin: “Wow — is one word I can use to describe [The Memory Book]. What a fascinating story. I must admit, even I learned a few things from the book, and I was born and raised in Budapest. The intricate details of the places they traveled to and shops they were in, it was like, I was there. . . . it was truly an uplifting pleasure to read it.”

FISCHER is a global traveler with a passion for literature, languages, and the people she encounters along the way. A devoted student of the Hungarian culture, she spent nine years traveling and researching The Memory Book. This is her first book.

After the presentation, there will be a short Q&A session. Refreshments and wine will be served.

Suggested donation: $5.00

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Address: American Hungarian Library and Historical Society 215 East 82nd Street (btw. 2nd & 3rd Ave.)