Author Reading & Book Signing with Peter Kupfer

may, 2023

07may2:00 pm3:30 pmFeaturedAuthor Reading & Book Signing with Peter KupferThe Hickory Stick Bookshop2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793

Event Details

Author Peter Kupfer, will be reading from and signing copies of his new memoir “The Glassmaker’s Son: Looking for the World My Father Left Behind in Nazi Germany” on Sunday May 7th at 2.00pm.

This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of “The Glassmaker’s Son” by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525, or shop our website 24/7 at

About the book:
“The Glassmaker’s Son” is a blend of memoir and history that recounts author Peter Kupfer’s decades-long quest to uncover the world his father left behind in Nazi Germany. Along the way, he made a series of surprising discoveries about his family, who were major players in the Bavarian glassmaking industry before they were nearly annihilated in the Holocaust. The book weaves together the diabolical history of German antisemitism with the author’s memories of growing up in Connecticut, his yearning to get closer to his distant father, and his struggle to accept his sexual identity.


“A clear-eyed survey of the horrors of the Holocaust, a meditation on the relationship between fathers and sons, and a coming-of-age story of a gay man growing up in 1960s America” that “achieves the difficult feat of truly making history come alive.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“A stunning exploration of legacy.” – Menachem Kaiser, author of “Plunder, the winner of the 2022 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature

“A compelling story [that] leads deep into the abyss of a small Bavarian town during Nazi Germany and into the labyrinth of the human soul.” – Michael Brenner, Director of the Center for Israel Studies at American University


About the author:
Peter Kupfer is a San Francisco-based writer, editor and photographer. His stories about technology, travel, the arts and other subjects have appeared in major newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Observer and Metropolis magazine. Peter grew up in New Haven and has fond memories of visiting Litchfield County and the Berkshires with his family. “The Glassmaker’s Son” is his first book.

“The Glassmaker’s Son” was published in November 2022 by Amsterdam Publishers and is available from The Hickory Stick Bookshop.

Author photograph – Salgu Wissmath


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Hickory Stick Bookshop

2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793