From Where We Are

How much can we ever know about the ones who came before?

From Where We Are begins with Gabi, who escapes Germany at the beginning of World War II with her husband and her brother’s son. From there, the reader meets the rest of Gabi’s family, including her granddaughter, Lena, who struggles with drug addiction and an unplanned pregnancy; her sort-of nephew, Zane, who grieves for his wife three years after her death in an antisemetic mass shooting; and her great-niece, Miranda, a member of Jewish Voice for Peace and the an advocate for Palestinian liberation.

Each story offers insight, empathy, and understanding into the lives of eight family members throughout generations. Each begs the question: What does it mean to survive, and is that enough?

About the Author

Nicole Zelniker

Writer and Journalist

Nicole Zelniker (she/they) is the author of several books, including UNTIL WE FALL, which was a finalist for the Forward Indie Awards in LGBTQ+ adult fiction. Her forthcoming book FROM WHERE WE ARE comes out with Signum University Press in April 2024. She’s also the founder and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Knee Brace Press. In her free time, Nicole enjoys re-reading her favorite books, listening to musicals, and bothering her cat. You can keep up with her on TikTok at @nicolewritesbooks or Twitter and Instagram at @nicolezelniker.