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Mary Morris: Hand-Me-Down Stories
Participants Marilyn Greenberg, Mary Morris

Brooklyn-based author Mary Morris reads from her newly published novel, The Jazz Palace, which explores race, gender stereotypes, and prejudice through a story set in 1920s Chicago that follows the fortunes of two Jewish families throughout this freewheeling city. The Jazz Palacehas received critical praise, described alternatively as cinematic, riveting, incandescent, and "a jazz ode." Morris discusses her two-decade undertaking to tell this story, her writing process, and the power of personal narratives and history to tell new stories.Introduction by Marilyn Greenberg. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.