Small Business Saturday November 30!

Small Business Saturday at Bookends & Beginnings is always a time to celebrate our own community with festive events and author appearances. Locally-owned businesses generate substantially more economic benefit to the local economy than chain or online businesses!


Adam Frankel’s maternal grandparents survived the Holocaust, and afterward built new lives, with new names, in Connecticut. Though they tried to leave the horrors of their past behind, the pain they suffered crossed generational lines—a fact most apparent in the mental health of Adam’s mother. When Adam set out to examine his family history up close, he learned a shocking secret that unraveled his entire understanding of who he is and where he comes from.

Adam Frankel is an advisor to Emerson Collective, a social change organization, and Fenway Strategies, the communications firm founded by Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor. Adam was a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama from the early days of the 2008 presidential campaign through Obama’s first term in the White House.  

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event address: 
Main Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue,,IL,60201
Evanston, IL 60201
The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062258588
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - October 29th, 2019