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Fiction’s Accidental Families: Empathy and Surprise

The opening of “Anna Karenina” declares “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Instead, this class focuses on families formed not by biology but by serendipity and rescue. Join us for a discussion of two provocative novels: Anne Michaels’ “Fugitive Pieces” with its rescued boy from the peat bog, and Gabrielle Zevin’s “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” with its brainy toddler.


Paula Friedman

Paula Friedman

Paula Friedman taught a diverse range of literature classes at Cardinal Stritch University for more than three decades before retiring in May 2013. Some of her favorite classes included Irish Literature, Nonwestern Literature, Contemporary Literature and Images of Women in ... read more

Date: 4 Wed, Mar 9-30, 2022

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Paula Friedman

Fee: $25

Program Number: SPRI:134

Registration opens Tue, Jan 11, 2022.

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