MILWAUKEE -- Shorewood author Lauren Fox's fourth book, "Send For Me" was released in early February and has already gained national attention, including making its way on to the New York Times' Best Seller List and the TODAY Show.
On Thursday, Fox appeared on the Today show to talk to Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb about the novel. "Send For Me" is also the latest "Read with Jenna" book club pick.
"Nothing in my life has been as cool as the TODAY Show. It's been beyond my wildest dreams, but honestly, this is my wildest dream. Like this is so cool," Fox said after being featured on NBC's morning show.
The book is based in pre-World War II Germany and modern-day Milwaukee, and tells the story of four generations of Jewish women. Fox said the book started as a memoir after finding a book of letters between her great-grandmother in Germany and her grandmother in Wisconsin.
"My great-grandmother wrote them to my grandmother between 1938 and 1941 while they were trying to leave Germany and my grandmother, grandfather and mom were already here," Fox said.
But after 25 years of sitting on the concept of the book, Fox said it eventually shifted into the novel found on bookshelves today.
"It's really a story about loss and inherited trauma, and the ones who were able to leave and the ones who had to stay behind in Germany and the things that we pass on to the next generation," Fox said.