May 3, 2016, 7pm:
Guest Speaker at Sisterhood Dinner at Congregation Kol Ami, 252 Soundview Avenue, White Plains NY 10605.
May 15, 2016, 2pm:
Guest Speaker at Annual Meeting of Friends of the White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains NY 10601.
June 9, 2016, 10:30am:
Guest Speaker at Riverdale YM-YWHA, 5625 Arlington Ave., Riverdale NY 10471.
August 29, 2016, 6:30pm:
Guest Speaker and Presenter at NYPL Author-at-the-Library event, Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th St), 6th floor, New York City NY.
September 7, 2016, 8:15am:
Guest Speaker at Women's Breakfast, Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains NY.
September 13, 2016, 7:30pm:
Invited to visit and answer questions at Jewish Women's Book Club, White Plains. NY
October 19, 2016, 7pm:
Guest Speaker at Author Talk sponsored by Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County and Harry Bennett branch of Ferguson Library in Stamford CT.
November 9, 2016, 1pm:
Guest speaker at Sydney Jewish Museum, Sydney Australia
May 5, 2017, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Recipient of Best Book Award at ASJA Awards Reception and cocktail party, Roosevelt Hotel, New York City.
May 6, 2017, 10-11am
Award-winning Speaker on "How to Make an Impact" at 46th Annual Writers' Conference, ASJA2017: Pivot. Publish. Prosper, at Roosevelt Hotel, New York City.
Award Ceremony, with ASJA President and Facebook executives
"Every once in a while, a book emerges that is both the story of one family and Every Family, a book that is written with artistry and the talents of a gifted storyteller, a book that is truly a reflection of the unfolding of Jewish experience...." -- Arthur Kurzweil, renowned genealogist and author of From Generation to Generation.
"Gordon frames her work in the form of tales, looking for, discovering, and retelling stories, historical events, and personal experiences of the past.... She tells tales of change, trauma, horror, and fulfillment which have determined the world of three generations of her Jewish family." --Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, Leah and Paul Lewis Chair of Holocaust Studies, University of Texas, Dallas.
"This braided narrative tells the story of Susan Gordon's search for a grandfather, his niece, her own father, and ultimately herself. At the core lies a myth that no one in the family died in the Holocaust.... Gordon's search for Eva is the search for connection and meaning.... Part memoir, part scholarly treatment, BECAUSE OF EVA includes an extensive bibliography and end notes." --Barbara Krasner, for Association of Jewish Libraries.
"In BECAUSE OF EVA, Gordon offers an insightful look at the lifelong implications divorce thrusts upon children. It is a thoughtful and compelling look at how divorce shapes identity and creates a prism through which one's life experiences become viewed." --Brette Sember, author of How To Parent With Your Ex.
"Gordon's research on the historical context of her relatives' lives, and her exploration of family secrets and myths will be models for the genealogical community. With useful descriptions that are both interesting and instructive, she captures the rollercoaster process of uncertainty and discovery that all researchers encounter. Even after 40 years of doing research, I myself learned from her experience."--Renee Stern Steinig, genealogist and past president of Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island, NY.
"This is an unflinching, honest and brave memoir, a woman's journey to come to terms with her family's shattered history." --Amy Hill Hearth, author of In a World Gone Mad.
D.R. - "It held my interest like a detective story. I was totally intrigued!" S.W.O. - "Susan's talk was extremely moving and inspiring. People all around me were buzzing afterwards, impressed by what she had done, and vowing to do more ourselves.... My hunt for family has languished - now I'll go back and do more!" G.R.G. - "Riveting talk, entertaining and engaging from beginning to end!" L.E. -"Susan, you did a mitzvah last night - by sharing your story with such warmth and sincerity, you empowered all of us in the audience to ask our own questions about our families. You played it forward (and Eva would be proud!" L.A. - "Gordon is a wonderful storyteller and an inspiration to those who have a story to tell."