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A new memoir called “Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss and Return” is the focus of a book talk in Rehoboth next week.";s:3:

Award winning author Margaret McMullan is coming to the Rehoboth Beach Public Library Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 to discuss her new book.

The new book is a memoir entitled “Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss and Return.”

McMullan explains the origin of the book’s title.


“Angels comes from the word engel, which is my mother’s maiden name; her full name is Engel  de Jánosis and engel means angel in Hungarian and German," said McMullan. "And so where they used to live was in Paiche, Hungary and that’s where I went to research a man I never knew about.”

McMullan explains that man was her mother’s uncle Richard Engel de Jánosi.

She says discovering that he’s listed in Israel’s Holocaust Museum prompted her journey to learn more about her family’s true history.


“My search for this family - my mother’s family - that she never knew about, was meaningful for not just for me but also I was telling her all the things she didn’t know." McMullan said. "She was 85 when I told her and now she’s 90.”

She’ll talk more about that journey and the book at the Rehoboth Public Library Thursday, Dec. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m.


McMullan will be signing copies of her book. Copies can be purchased here or here.

Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.