Hybrid Event: Judy Goldman presents Child: A Memoir, in conversation with Abigail DeWitt

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A 2022 Katie Couric Media Must-Read New Book - A personal meditation on love in the shadow of white privilege and racism

Child is the story of Judy Goldman's relationship with Mattie Culp, the Black woman who worked for her family as a live-in maid and helped raise her--the unconscionable scaffolding on which the relationship was built and the deep love. It is also the story of Mattie's child, who was left behind to be raised by someone else. Judy, now eighty, cross-examines what it was to be a privileged white child in the Jim Crow South, how a bond can evolve in and out of step with a changing world, and whether we can ever tell the whole truth, even to ourselves. It is an incandescent book of small moments, heart-warming, heartbreaking, and, ultimately, inspiring.

Judy Goldman is the award-winning author of seven books – three memoirs, two novels, and two collections of poetry. Her new memoir, Child, will be published May 2022. It was named a Katie Couric Media Must-Read Book for 2022.  Her recent memoir, Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap, was named one of the best books of 2019 by Real Simple magazine and received a starred review from Library Journal.  Her work has appeared in USA Today, Washington PostCharlotte Observer, Real SimpleLitHubSouthern Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, Ohio Review, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband. They have two married children and four grandchildren.

Abigail DeWitt is the author of three novels: LILI (WW Norton), DOGS (Lorimer Press), and NEWS OF OUR LOVED ONES (forthcoming from Harper in 2018). Her short fiction has appeared in Five Points, Witness, the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. She has been cited in BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, nominated for a Pushcart, and has received grants and fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council, the Tyrone Guthrie Center, the McColl Center for the Arts, and the Michener Society.

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Child: A Memoir Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781643362830
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Published: University of South Carolina Press - May 24th, 2022

News of Our Loved Ones: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062834744
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 30th, 2019

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