Politics and Prose will host two events with IUP authors this Saturday and Sunday at its bookstore in Washington, D.C.
The first event features author Ellen Feder. She will discuss and sign copies of her book Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine June 7 at 1 p.m.
In her thought-provoking look at a culture that often fails to recognize a third option, Feder re-examines the role of bioethics in cases where medical intervention to “normalize” gender frequently does more harm than good. For more information about the book, visit our website or listen to a podcast with the author.
The following day at 1 p.m., Jeffrey Veidlinger will discuss and sign copies of his book In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine.
The recollections of some 400 returnees in Ukraine provide the basis for Veidlinger’s reappraisal of the traditional narrative of 20th-century Jewish history. These elderly Yiddish speakers relate their memories of Jewish life in the prewar shtetl, their stories of survival during the Holocaust, and their experiences living as Jews under Communism. Learn more about the book on our website or in this book trailer.
Both author events are free and open to the public. Visit the Politics and Prose website for more details.