The National Archives at Kansas City will host Rachel Hall for a discussion and interview about her book “Heirlooms,” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Angela Elam, producer and host of New Letters on the Air, will interview Hall for a broadcast airing later on KCUR 89.3 FM. A free light reception will precede the interview at 6 p.m.

Heirlooms begins in the French seaside city of Saint-Malo in 1939 and ends in the American Midwest in 1989. In these linked stories, the war reverberates through four generations of a Jewish family. Inspired by the author’s family stories, as well as extensive research, Heirlooms explores assumptions about love, duty, memory and truth.

Copies will be available for purchase and signing. The program is free, but reservations are requested, call 816-268-8010 or email