Live via Zoom:
Wednesday, May 12, 7:30 PM ET
Sarah Sentilles presents Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn’t Ours
In conversation with Leslie Jamison
Sarah Sentilles, author of the PEN America Award-winning Draw Your Weapons, presents her remarkable new memoir, Stranger Care, the moving story of what she learned from fostering a newborn—about injustice, about making mistakes, and about how to better love and protect people beyond our immediate kin. A love letter to their foster daughter Coco and to the countless children like her, Stranger Care chronicles Sentilles's discovery of what it means to mother—in this case, not just a vulnerable infant but the birth mother who loves her, too. Ultimately, Coco’s story reminds us that we depend on family, and that family can take different forms. Sentilles lays bare an intimate, powerful story with universal concerns: How can we care for and protect one another? How do we ensure a more hopeful future for life on this planet? And if we’re all related—tree, bird, star, person—how might we better live? Award-winning author Leslie Jamison (The Recovering; The Empathy Exams; The Gin Closet; Make It Scream, Make It Burn) joins Sentilles in conversation at this virtual book talk.