I just finished reading The Girl Who Counted Numbers, by Roslyn Bernstein, and I can’t say enough about it. It’s a profound storytelling exercise in showing how history affects us in personal ways, whether we want it to or not.
That’s a topic I also explore in my forthcoming memoir for Amsterdam Publishers, The Silk Factory: Finding Threads of My Family’s True Holocaust Story.
Being Jewish was never something I chose, but rather something by which others identified me — whether I liked it or not. Now, I have come to find that Jewishness is something that defines me, and that I willingly embrace in a way I didn’t before embarking upon my quest.
The Silk Factory is coming out in June 2023; I’ll be reporting on progress and keeping y’all up-to-date as things progress. For now, it’s about finding a design for the cover, soliciting burbs and, eventually, reviews on Amazon.
From time to time, you can also expect tiny excerpts to whet your appetite for the main course!