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Therapy for Real Life podcast interviews FSC

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brothers-sisters-strangers-sibling-estrangement-road/id1450323695?i=1000524482277

Join us tonight for the virtual book launch of Brothers, Sisters, Strangers!

VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH Join me this evening at a virtual launch for my new book, 𝘽𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨, 𝙎𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨, 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨: 𝙎𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙀𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙍𝙤𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, hosted by Barbara's Bookstore. Dr. Ramani, a YouTube sensation and expert in toxic relationships, will interview me today 6 to 7 pm (CDT). We will discuss my decades-long estrangement from my only brother and the peace he and I have experienced as a result of ...

Brothers, Sisters, Strangers – Now available for pre-order!

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brothers-sisters-strangers-fern-schumer-chapman/1137365007?ean=9780525561699

Holiday gift guide calls Happy Harper Thursdays “the perfect gift!”

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Happy Harper Thursdays is now available in hardcover!

We know many of you have been waiting for the hardback version of "Happy Harper Thursdays: A Grandmother's Love for Her Granddaughter during the Coronavirus." We are thrilled to announce it is officially available for purchase. Follow the ordering link below to grab your copy (or three) and have it delivered just in time for Mother's Day! https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/happy-harper-thursdays-fern-schumer-chapman/1136829920?ean=9780996472555

Happy Harper Thursdays is now available in print and ebook!

Print edition is available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Harper-Thursdays-Grandmothers-Granddaughter/dp/0996472568/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=happy+harper+thursdays&qid=1587912581&sr=8-1 Ebook is available at Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/happy-harper-thursdays-fern-schumer-chapman/1136829920?ean=9781087856971

School visits 2020

It's that time of the year... Eighth-graders learn about the Holocaust in the spring, and I find myself hopping from school to school. Yesterday, my mother and I spoke at Hubble Middle School in Warrenville, IL. We have had the privilege of presenting to Hubble students for the last three years. Thanks to librarian Kristin Diaz for her determination in educating students on this important topic.

Video conferencing with a Basel book club

Yesterday, my mother and I video conferenced with a book club in Basel. Amazed by the technology, Mom turned to me in the middle of our conversation and asked: "Are we really talking to a book club in Basel, Switzerland?!?" When she came to this country, she couldn't call her parents -- who had the first phone in her village, Stockstadt -- because the lines were unreliable and expensive. Some ...

Living with her past

Students have changed my mother. At school speeches, they have listened to her story of fleeing Nazi Germany at 12 all by herself. They have asked her tough questions: What did you do? Why do you blame yourself? How could you think your parents didn't love you? They have born witness and have helped her to live more comfortably with her past.
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