The Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies invites you to:
An Interview with Jane Griffioen, author of
London Street, A Memoir
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021
12:00 pm EST
Within a Dutch enclave already removed from the larger world, Janie’s family is further isolated and odd. Janie struggles within the tight-knit community to understand the secrets and events involving her family. She knows the line her father draws between the holy and the sinful. His boundaries and rigid belief system nearly destroy the very family they were meant to protect. Persistent rumors and shunning by church members add to Janie’s heartache and confusion. Her endurance to preserve a loving relationship with her family is an intimate story of triumph over community bigotry and religious zeal gone too far.
Author: Jane Griffioen grew up in a Dutch enclave in Grand Rapids, Michigan, graduated from Calvin College with majors in Theology and English.
Interviewers: Michael Douma and Mary Risseuw, board members of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies