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Live at Brookline Booksmith! Wayne Hoffman with Judy Bolton-Fasman

Live at Brookline Booksmith! Wayne Hoffman with Judy Bolton-Fasman

Monday, March 21, 2022 - 7:00PM ET
Event Location: 
Event address: 
279 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

Live and in person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the release of The End of Her with Wayne Hoffman, in conversation with Judy Bolton-Fasman, author of Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets.

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The End of Her: Racing Against Alzheimer's to Solve a Murder

The End of Her, Wayne Hoffman’s nonfiction debut, is a true crime memoir about his efforts to uncover the facts about his great-grandmother’s murder, while watching his own mother’s decline from dementia. One reviewer called the book “a murder mystery wrapped like a delicious knish around a familial love story,” while a historian praised it as “meticulously researched and skillfully written.” Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review, calling it “riveting” and “a unique addition to the cold case subgenre, and a powerful mix of true crime and family memoir.”

Wayne Hoffman's cultural reporting has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Forward, Boston Phoenix, Bay Windows, The Nation, and elsewhere; he is currently executive editor of Tablet, an online Jewish magazine. His novels include Hard, An Older Man, and Sweet Like Sugar, which won the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award.

Judy Bolton-Fasman is the author of Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets from Mandel Vilar Press (2021). Her essays and reviews have appeared in major newspapers, essay anthologies and literary magazines. She is the recipient of numerous writing fellowships, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Judy is the arts and culture writer for