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Author to discuss forgotten family history, her recent memoir at UE event

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. 鈥 Award-winning author Margaret McMullan will be speaking about her book "Where the Angels Lived: One Family's Story of Exile, Loss, and Return" during a University of Evansville online book club Tuesday.听

The discussion begins at 6 p.m. Central and is free and open to the public. Registration is required to get access to the online discussion by visiting聽.听

Here's a bit about McMullan's book, which she will be discussing during Tuesday's program:

Margaret McMullan

"The moment she discovered the existence of Richa虂rd, a long-lost relative, at Israel鈥檚 Holocaust Museum, award-winning author Margaret McMullan began her quest to uncover the forgotten history of her ancestors, the Engel de Ja虂nosis. In McMullan鈥檚 latest work, 'Where the Angels Lived: One Family鈥檚 Story of Exile, Loss, and Return'聽she shares her family鈥檚 journey to Pe虂cs, Hungary, where she uncovered her Jewish ancestry, a part of her past which her grandfather kept hidden," according to a release from McMullan.

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鈥淭he question of why my grandfather never thought to recall and record his own family history accurately has haunted me,鈥 McMullan said. 鈥淢y grandfather was an ambitious, forward-thinking man who did not want to be slowed down by his past or his family. He may have just wanted a fresh start when he came to America.鈥

"Historical, authentic and family-oriented, 'Where the Angels Lived'聽tells the tale of a somewhat parallel universe that exists even in the 21st century 鈥 dealings with Soviet-style bureaucracy, skepticism, anti-Semitism聽and ironically, the same sort of isolation and rejection McMullan鈥檚 Jewish Hungarian family experienced in 1944 before they were forced into concentration camps," according to the release.

"Where the Angels Lived"

The newest聽2nd Edition of the book includes photographs, book discussion questions, and a study guide written by Evansville Cypress educators to help teachers and students studying the Holocaust, WWII history聽and ethics.

McMullan was the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Creative Writing at UE where she taught for 25 years. She writes full time now in Pass Christian, Mississippi, where she lives with her husband, filmmaker, Patrick O鈥機onnor.听