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Lisa Rosenbaum discusses her book, “A Day of Small Beginnings.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot, which starts with the protagonist, Itzik who protects three small Jewish boys from a Polish peasant, only to result in the accidental death of the peasant. Itzik then hides in a cemetery where he unintentionally invokes the soul of Friedl, a woman who died childless. Friedl decides to protect Itzik as the child she never had, even though he does not see or hear her. Rosenbaum also explores the catalyst for the book. She explains that the book asks questions such as: who are we if we do not know where we came from and what are the consequences for the family that looses its history. She goes on to share her own family’s history and how it has influenced her writing. Later in the interview she discusses her interest in Jewish gravestones and how this ties into the book.