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Margaret McMullan with Bards Alley Bookseller Diane Naughton


Margaret McMullan with Bards Alley Bookseller Diane Naughton

Bards Alley is proud to present the award-winning author Margaret McMullan as she discusses her poignant memoir, WHERE THE ANGELS LIVED: ONE FAMILY’S STORY OF LOSS, EXILE, AND RETURN, in conversation with Diane Naughton.

This event is free and open to the public, with an RSVP on Bards Alley’s Facebook event page. Books will be available for purchase, and the author will be on hand to sign books following the reading. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.


The moment she discovers the existence of Richard, a long-lost relative, at Israel’s Holocaust Museum, Margaret McMullan begins an unexpected journey of revelation and connectivity as she tirelessly researches the history of her ancestors, the Engel de Jánosis. Propelled by a Fulbright cultural exchange that sends her to teach at a Hungarian University, Margaret, her husband and teenage son all eagerly travel to Pécs, the land of her mother’s Jewish lineage. After reaching Pécs, a Hungarian town both small and primarily Christian, Margaret realizes right then and there how difficult her mission is going to be. Heart-wrenching, passionate and insightful, WHERE THE ANGELS LIVED (Calypso Editions) by Margaret McMullan beautifully documents the relentless determination of a woman picking up the pieces of her family’s fragmented history throughout the Hungarian Holocaust.


Margaret McMullan is the author of eight award-winning books including the novel, In My Mother’s House and the anthology, Every Father’s Daughter. Her work has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, among others. She received a NEA Fellowship and a Fulbright in Hungary to research her new book, Where The Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Loss, Exile, and Return.

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