Nicole Zelniker, From Where We Are

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Gabi Keefer flees Holocaust-era Germany with nothing but her husband, her nephew, and the clothes on her back, but that isn't the whole story.

Over generations, her granddaughter, Lena, struggles with drug addiction and an unplanned pregnancy; her sort-of nephew, Zane, grieves for his wife three years after her death in an antisemetic mass shooting; and her great-niece, Miranda, advocates for Palestinian liberation against her family's wishes.

Each character's tale begs the questions: What does it mean to be part of a family, what does it mean to survive, and is that enough?


"A multi-generational punch-to-the-heart reminder that there is no such thing as a singular Jewish experience...It is our collective experience-regardless of religion, gender, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any aspect of our diverse world-from which we can learn, be better, and do better." Jeffrey Dale Lofton, award-winning author of Red Clay Suzie

"A sensitive exploration of contemporary Jewish history, From Where We Are charts the effects of intergenerational trauma, and its unfolding through the lives of one beautiful, complex family." Rabbi Andrue Kahn, editor of Sacred Earth: Jewish Perspectives on our Planet

"A kaleidoscopic gem that adeptly showcases how the shameful misdeeds of the past reverberate into modern acts of violence... Zelniker pulls us into a sweeping, multigenerational saga of family ties, resilience, and the tenacity of the human spirit in healing the wounds of our traumas... An emotional tour de force." David Jackson Ambrose, author of Unlawful Disorder


Nicole Zelniker (she/they) is the author of several books, including UNTIL WE FALL, which was a finalist for the Forward Indie Awards in LGBTQ+ adult fiction. She's also the founder and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Knee Brace Press. In her free time, Nicole enjoys re-reading her favorite books, listening to musicals, and bothering her cat. Visit the author:

From Where We Are By Nicole Zelniker Cover Image
ISBN: 9783988321183
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Published: Vine Leaves Press - May 21st, 2024

Event date: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401