Thirteen-year-old Gittel has been raised in a closed Chassidic community, living by a set of ancient rules. But when she learns her best friend is being abused by a family member, the adults she trusts turn a blind eye, preferring not to rock the boat. Her forced silence starts her on a path to questioning the beliefs that have been a part of who she is and how she lives, making her confront the conflict between tradition and modern living.
Copies of Hush will be available for purchase and signing. Tickets are $8. Visit the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival's website or call 314-442-3299 for more information.