Populated with lovers who leave and return, with ghosts of the Holocaust and messages from the dead, Courtney Sender’s debut collection In Other Lifetimes All I’ve Lost Comes Back to Me speaks in a singular new voice about the longings and loneliness of contemporary love. The world of these fourteen interlocking stories is fiercely real but suffused with magic and myth, dark wit, and distinct humor. Here, ancient loss works its way deep into the psyche of modern characters, stirring their unrelenting lust for life. Listen to Sender read from and discuss her stunning story collection.

Courtney Sender’s writing has appeared in the New York Times’ Modern Love, the Atlantic, the Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, and Tin House, among others. A MacDowell and Yaddo fellow, she holds an MFA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and an MTS from Harvard Divinity School. She currently lives in the Boston area.

Summer Thursdays – 7:00 PM at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

With beautiful music and brilliant storytellers, dinner and drinks on offer from LOX Cafe, and incredible views of New York Harbor, we hope you’ll join us as The Museum comes alive on Thursday evenings.

The Museum is free and open to all on Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, and LOX will serve Jewish and Russian fare and drinks before and during the events. Currently on view: The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do, Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust, and Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones.

Please note these are in person only events and will not be livestreamed or recorded.

This program is made possible in part by support from the Battery Park City Authority.