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What Are The Ties That Bind? with Henriette Lazaridis

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Mansion Tour


Mansion Tour - Senior (65+)


Mansion Tour - Children (Age 5-12)


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Date: June 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Henriette Lazaridis, author of The Clover House, will explore immigration-related themes of exile and nostalgia, belonging, and identity from the perspective of a modern Greek-American family. Reflecting on every immigrant’s rite of passage in becoming part of a new country, her main focus will be on the role that shared stories have in holding families together, or creating distance between family members.

Her novel explores the compelling question, How do we live with xenitia? Xenitia is centered on the Greek concept of exile, loneliness, and nostalgia.

Lazaridis’ debut novel The Clover House was published by Ballantine Books in 2013 and was a Boston Globe bestseller and a Target Emerging Authors pick. Her work has appeared in publications including Narrative Magazine, Salamander, New England Review, The Millions, The New York Times online, and the Huffington Post. Having taught English at Harvard, she now teaches at Grub Street in Boston. She is the founding editor of The Drum Literary Magazine.

The House of the Seven Gables Visitor Center, 115 Derby St.
Salem, Mass.
6 p.m.
Free admission
Refreshments will be served
Questions? Please contact Ana Nuncio, Manager of Settlement Partnerships at or 978-744-0991 x105


June 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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