Available now: Where The Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Loss, Exile, and Return

“One of the most magical author events in our little shop’s history…”

Check out Ellen Bauman’s interview with Margaret in Chicago Jewish News.

Watch Marshall Ramsey’s interview with Margaret on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

Listen to Margaret on Chicago’s radio with her mother discussing the moment she saw Hitler 

Connect with Margaret during her 2019 National Book Tour.

Indiana Library Selects Where the Angels Lived for Community Reading Program. Read about it in BLOOM magazine.

CYPRESS in Evansville, Indiana sponsors Margaret’s November visit. 

Seaside Jewish Community, Delaware reads Where the Angels Lived

Meet Margaret at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. October 13 and 14, 2019.

Book Margaret for an Event Through The JBC.

Listen to an interview with Margaret on Cincinnati’s Public Radio.

“It can happen again. Maybe it has already started.” Read Margaret’s piece in USA Today.

Read “Why I Don’t Celebrate Richard Wagner’s Birthday” in The Montréal Review .

Read about the Holocaust in one Hungarian town in The Washington Post.

Read about refugees in Hungary in The Los Angeles Times.

Read “Kaddish for Engel 64240” in Anchor Magazine.


  • An amazing voyage of discovery.

    Chicago Jewish News

  • Millions of individuals were killed during the Holocaust, and many of their stories were lost. But one man’s story was not.

    Mind Joggle

  • One of the most magical author events in our little shop’s history.

    Left Bank Books, Belfast, Maine

  • Riveting reading.

    The Hungarian Spectrum

  • McMullan has done more than tell this story masterfully… the memoir’s inevitable look at the gradual nature of totalitarianism’s growth resonates today, as both the U.S. and Hungary experience right-wing resurgences.

    The Clarion-Ledger

  • It’s emotional – and yet, in the end filled with hope and love…I cannot add words or commentary to something so beautifully lived and written.

    Scott Naugle

    The Shoofly Magazine

  • It is impossible to read this richly textured story and not be deeply moved by the lost voices who rise from the dead to speak in these pages. They, and we, should be forever grateful for their resurrection painfully and lovingly wrought by Margaret McMullan.

    Stuart Stevens

    The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear

  • McMullan beautifully pieces together a family history and the history of a country and its ethnic groups to create a stirring and highly informative narrative, full of information, wonderful wisdom and anecdotes, both sorrowful and joyful.

    Josip Novakovich

    April Fool’s Day

  • They are entrepreneurs, musicians, lovers, builders and fighters, who, without the author’s painstaking research, would have been erased from history forever.

    Eleni Kounalakis

    Lt. Governor of California & U.S. Ambassador to Hungary (2010 – 2013)

  • Like Edmund de Waal’s Hare with the Amber Eyes, McMullan pieces together the lost story of her forgotten ancestor and reminds us all how easy it is for humans to willfully ignore the murderous past and contemporary evil.

    Evelyn Farkas

    Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund; National Security Contributor, NBC/MSNBC

  • Where the Angels Lived is a beautifully crafted memoir that readers of history will particularly enjoy. Anyone with a fascination for discovering forgotten chapters of their own lives will relate to Margaret McMullan’s quest for the story of her ancestors. The book also made for a thoughtful book club selection, stimulating interesting conversation about the writing as well as the featured characters. This is a wonderful book to put in the hands of readers.

    Kelle Barfield, owner Lorelei Books

About Margaret

A recipient of a 2010 NEA Fellowship in literature, a 2010 Fulbright at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary, and the National Author Winner of the 2011 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, Margaret McMullan is the author of nine award-winning books, including her new memoir, Where The Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of […]

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