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Jenna Blum

October 19, Copley Square
Jenna Blum writes moving novels of heart and tragedy. She moved Oprah Winfrey enough to be included on the list of Oprah’s Top Thirty Authors. Her first novel, Those Who Save Us, chronicles Trudy Schlemmer’s journey to uncover the truth of her and her mother’s past in Germany in World War II. The novel was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2005 Ribalow Prize. She also wrote The Stormchasers and the novella “The Lucky Ones,” published in the 2014 anthology Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion. Blum earned her masters from Boston University, where she also taught. Jenna has also taught at GrubStreet since 1997. Her third and newest novel is The Lost Family, which has received starred reviews in Booklist, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal.