Lauren Grodstein is the author of five novels, including the New York Times bestseller A Friend of the Family and the Washington Post Book of the Year The Explanation for Everything.  Her latest novel, We Must Not Think of Ourselves, was selected as a Today Show Read With Jenna book for December, 2023, and was a People Magazine Book of the Week and one of Kirkus’s Best Books of the Year.   The New York Times called it “a tender, heartbreaking novel that grapples with timeless questions.” Lauren’s work has been translated into French, Turkish, German, Hebrew, and other languages, and her essays and reviews have been widely published.  A native of Brooklyn, she directs the MFA program at Rutgers-Camden and lives in New Jersey with her husband and children. You can find out more about her at


Impossible Choices

March 22, 2024 1PM – 2:30PM

Join the authors of We Must Not Think of Ourselves and The Measure of Distance for examinations of some of life’s most impossible choices.

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