I was born in liberated Rome to a Viennese mother and Italian father, lived in Argentina with my mother and new German step-father, and grew up in New York in a neighborhood of Holocaust survivors and fellow Europeans displaced by war. I absorbed their memories of betrayals and courage, of sacrifice and difficult decisions, of strangers’ kindnesses and sheer luck. I understood that their gratitude for having found safety in America was tinged by longing for the lives they’d been forced to give up. The shadows of all they’d lost lingered, and drifted down to their children and grandchildren — and me. It is what inspired me to write ALL THAT LINGERS.
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ALL THAT LINGERS is available in paperback, hardcover, ebook and audiobook formats: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08673L2VH
as well as through independent bookstores https://www.indiebound.org/book/9798623796721
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If you are in a book club I think you would find much to discuss. I would enjoy hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a story about a middle-aged woman who comes into her own and discovers courage, friendship and love, please check out my new novel, available in print and ebook at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B094P5PLRZ
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For a change of pace, please take a look at my stories with a twist – SHORT TALES AND RUMINATIONS https://www.amazon.com/dp?B08TS218J4
For your favorite pre-schoolers, please consider AN AMUSING ALPHABET, a whimsically illustrated alphabet book with fun and clever alliterative phrases. Available in print and ebook formats. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CG7F9H
Inspired by my many years as a ceramic painter, I updated and revised my previously published book on painting ceramics. Lavishingly illustrated, it provides step-by-step instructions and projects for artists, potters and ceramists .https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LJPHLV5 and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005W179B0
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