Author Laura Hatosy Returns to Whitelam Books

To Lead Discussion on her novel Drawn from Memory

Reading, MA — Whitelam Books invites residents to a book-club-style discussion on Drawn from Memory with Laura Hatosy on Thursday, January 26 at 7 PM. Over 120 copies have sold at Whitelam Books, and community members have expressed a desire to discuss the novel.

Drawn from Memory follows Rachel Abramson, a sixteen-year-old Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied Denmark with a secret: she has the ability to erase people’s memories. She can ease others’ suffering by making them forget horrible events and can even make German soldiers forget her face. When she is transported, she has to decide whether to use her gift to ease the pain of others or preserve their testimony. The story explores Rachel’s resilience and perseverance in the face of evil. 

Hatosy, a Reading resident, is excited to continue the conversation about her novel, particularly her decades-long research into the dramatic Danish rescue of their Jews and the unique experience of Danes in the Terezin ghetto. Hatosy did her Master’s thesis on the historical setting of the novel and couldn’t believe the compelling story is not more widely known. She hopes her book will expand readers’ awareness of it, and never forget just how much we can do when we stand up in the face of evil.

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