112th: Peter Szabo on "Finding Maria"
Please join us on Wednesday, May 24th for a reading and discussion of Finding Maria: A Young Man's Search for His Grandmother, and Himself, the new book from Peter Szabo.
He is a young man, navigating career and relationship uncertainties, caught up in his own life. But a grudging afternoon visit in New York City with his grandmother will open windows to an untold family past - and a profound friendship with the extraordinary woman who will change his life.
Finding Maria tells a story of love and discovery, of tragedy and growth. As they walk museums and see films, they talk about her younger years in Budapest, including stories of Holocaust survival and an escape from Communism, leading him to a deeper and more mature understanding of his grandmother, and himself.
This beautiful memoir calls us to ask, to learn, and to love ... while there is still time.
PETER SZABO is an organizational consultant and writer who lives in New York City with his wife and children. He is the author of a volume of poetry, Death and Life, and his wide-ranging articles and essays, spanning such topics as the civil rights movement, open space preservation, politics, organizational behavior, and urban revitalization, have appeared in Socioanalysis, Bioscience, Maryland Historical Magazine,The Hartford Courant, and Gotham Gazette, among other publications.