Co-presented with JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE. Seattle author David Laskin's much anticipated book, The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century (Simon and Schuster) not only tells a larger story about contemporary Jewish history it's also the story of his actual family, which includes stories about the founding of Israel, of the Holocaust and of his great-aunt, Itel, who founded the Maidenform Bra Company in 1922. Tonight's talk includes many images and stories that illustrate the research that underpins this fine book. "In The Family, David Laskin tells the moving and tragic story of three distinct filaments of his ancestral familyand in the process brilliantly captures the dynamism, industry and sorrow of the Jewish experience in modern history, from the family's roots in a shtetl in Eastern Europe, to Israel, Manhattan, and the darkest reaches of the Holocaust. It's as rich and poignant as any novel, only all true and impeccably researched." — Erik Larson. Jewish Family Service is located at 1601 16th Ave (between Pine and Olive on Capitol Hill). A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the work of Jewish Family Service Seattle. More about JFS at www.jfsseattle.org.