What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past is the story of my decade-long quest to solve the mystery of my father’s side of the family, the Kipnises, who emigrated to the Lower East Side from Russia at the turn of the twentieth century.

A Manhattan provincial, I grew up on the Upper West Side, where I still live. I teach in the English PhD program at the CUNY Graduate Center.

For details about my academic career, see my CV  (or abridged CV here). For information about my other books, see my author page on Amazon.

For more about my work since What They Saved please visit nancykmiller.com where you will find news of my latest memoir: Breathless: An American Girl in Paris