CRANFORD—The Cranford Public Library is sponsoring an appearance by Jen Furer, author of the recently published “Out of Status,” on Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
“Out of Status” is a memoir of the hopes, struggles and tragedies shared by Furer and her family in their quest for the American Dream. Furer’s memoir documents her family’s encounters with a challenging U.S. immigration system that tore her family apart because they were “out of status” residents. She traces her journey from her native Philippines to the United States as a twenty-year-old woman determined to fulfill her dreams.
Now living in Central New Jersey with her husband and four children, Furer decided to write “Out of Status” because “everyone has an opinion about what it’s like to be an illegal immigrant, or what it’s like to be deported or detained, but no one really knows what the reality is until they’ve experienced it. We wanted to share our experience with others.”
Furer will have copies of “Out of Status” available for purchase and for signing. Admission is free and all are welcome.