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Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them

Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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What makes family estrangement so painful? Why do these rifts arise in the first place, and how can we overcome them? Join a live, virtual Chats in the Stacks talk about Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them by Karl Pillemer, the Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development, professor of gerontology in medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, and senior associate dean for research and outreach in the College of Human Ecology.

Based largely on Pillemer’s groundbreaking, ten-year Cornell Reconciliation Project—the first national survey on estrangement—Fault Lines (Avery, 2020) combines science-based repair tools with the personal experiences of hundreds of people who have mended family rifts. The result is a unique guide to healing fractured families, essential during this time of distance and isolation.


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Author Appearance, Special Event, Presentation


Cornell Human Ecology, Cornell University Library, Mann Library, Weill Cornell Medical College, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research


Mann Library, CUL, families, book talk, family, human ecology, fgsscal, lgbtstudiescal

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Jenny Leijonhufvud


Karl Pillemer

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Department of Human Development, Weill Cornell Medicine, and College of Human Ecology

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Closed Captioning will be available

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Free and open to all

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