When facing a new week, you deserve a new book!
This week on ‘Discovery Monday’ we feature author Susan Silverman's debut memoir Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World.
As a child, Susan Silverman was surrounded by a loving family; although her parents weren't happily married, they were devoted to their kids. In a vibrant, funny, imminently relatable voice (think Anne Lamott meets Katrina Kenison), Silverman tells of a family's evolution-from her parents' devastating loss of their infant son to raising bright and wildly unique daughters. It's also the creation story of her own family-raising her own bright and wildly unique daughters and taking a journey to adopt two boys from Ethiopia. A meditation on identity, faith, and belonging, peppered with laugh-out-loud moments, Casting Lots will resonate with anyone who has struggled to find their place in the world, to understand the significance of that place, and to sustain a family amid the world's chaos.
The audiobook is narrated by Xe Sands and published by HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books. Listen to an excerpt!:
About the Author
Susan Silverman is a writer, activist, speaker, and rabbi. She has written for and appeared in the Forward, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, Al Jazeera, and CNN, among others. She speaks on social justice issues, including partnering with her sister, comedian Sarah Silverman, to address issues and ideas of common concern. In 1997 she and her husband wrote the bestselling Jewish Family & Life: Traditions Holidays and Values for Todays Parents and Children, which launched a Jewish multimedia enterprise, JewishFamily.com. They have five children by both birth and adoption and live in Jerusalem. She is the sister of Laura, an actress and writer, Jodyne (Speyer), a writer, and Sarah, an actress, writer and comedian.