Professor, Department of History
Winner of the Wallace K. Ferguson Prize from the Canadian Historical Association
Here I Am
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
By Jonathan Safran Foer
This is an absorbing, thoughtful, entertaining read. An intergenerational family saga, it may prove a perfect resource for those enmeshed in extended holiday visitations at this time of year. At turns funny and devastating, Foer captures the preoccupations and voices of four generations of one Jewish family as they navigate internal fracture, meaningful responses to tradition, and geo-political crises.