Book Fest in Your Living Room: Zoom Conversation + Q&A
Jonathan Sarna, editor of “Cosella Wayne”
In conversation with Judith Rosenbaum of Jewish Women’s Archive
Cora Wilburn’s “Cosella Wayne, Or Will and Destiny,” published in 1860, is considered the first American Jewish novel — and it was all but forgotten until rediscovered by Brandeis University Professor Jonathan Sarna in 2016. In this Zoom conversation, Sarna, who currently serves as chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History, discusses the newly published version and Wilburn’s fascinating life with Judith Rosenbaum, CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive.