Justine Hope Blau

At a reading for Scattered in Denver, July 2013

Excited to be teaching a memoir class at Lehman College this summer!

“Time to read a real book. You choose Justine Blau's new memoir of her tumultuous childhood and difficult mother, Scattered….You are transfixed. It is lovely.”
-- Nicole Cliffe, TheHairpin.com

"Scattered is wonderful--moving, funny, hopeful and sad."
--Karen Cushman, author of The Midwife's Apprentice

Selected Works

Scattered is Justine Blau’s account of growing up chronically homeless in ’60s era Manhattan with her delusional mother and her two older brothers. She finds unlikely salvation through relationships she builds in the tumult of a Westchester group home for children.