Eugenia Zukerman - " Like Falling Through a Cloud: A Lyrical Memoir"

Event date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Presented in collaboration with the Hudson Valley Alzheimer's Association and Alzheimer's Association of the Capitol Region.


Flutist, writer, artistic director of major music series, television journalist, educator and internet entrepreneur, Zukerman addresses her “lapses and losses” as she confronts and deals with a future under the shadow of her Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Elizabeth Smith-Boivin, CEO of the Alzheimer's Association of the Capitol Region, and Lauren Vorhees of Hudson Valley Alzheimer's Association will also be on hand to answer questions, and Oblong Books will donate a percentage of book sales at this event to support the Alzheimer's Association.

Eugenia ZuckermanLike Falling Through a Cloud by Eugenia Zuckerman

What if the dreaded world of Alzheimer’s was also a world of emotional discovery? Eugenia Zukerman’s poetry and simple prose, both heartbreaking and ultimately inspirational, ushers the reader into her world as she unflinchingly examines familial loyalties, moments from her past and present, and the need to face an uncertain future due to the diagnosis of a condition that she truly hopes “will remain unnamed.”

“Bravery and inspiration come in many forms. In the face of dealing with her own challenges, Eugenia Zukerman has written a beautiful personal narrative that inspires bravery in the face of serious life changes.” — Jaap van Zweden, New York Philharmonic Music Director

Hailed by the press as “one of the finest flutists of our time,” Eugenia Zukerman is an internationally renowned recitalist and soloist who enjoys her busy schedule as a performer, writer, artistic director, and educator. She was the Artistic Director of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Vail, Colorado for 13 years and the Arts Correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning for more than 25 years. Her list of writing credits includes four books and multiple screenplays, articles, and book reviews. A Massachusetts native, Zukerman makes her home in upstate New York with her husband, two horses, three dogs, and assorted wildlife.

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