At last, Amazon has
JERUSALEM STONE in stock!
You can order copies through my publisher’s website:
Or, as of yesterday, Barnes & Noble still had copies in-stock. Hopefully, the Amazon will have more in stock by the weekend.
So excited to announce
is available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Google, Black Opal Books, Kobo and other fine retailers and etailers
A huge thank you to Pittsburgh-based artist Elaine Bergstrom for a cover that beautifully captures the story.
I received this email recently:
“I do want to share, we were picking the next few books for book club. I was talking about your book and someone explained it so I get it now.
It was an Israeli woman. She said Americans like Disney endings. Everyone lives happily ever after. Israelis like to leave you thinking. Your book leaves you thinking. It’s memorable. Any other ending It might not be in my thoughts.”
As an author, there’s nothing I hate more than spoilers. But, I keep hearing comments and groans about the ending to The Kiddush Ladies, so I will respond.
I wrote an ending that may not be Disney, but it’s the ending needed to emphasize the point of the story. Sometimes it’s our own irrational thoughts, actions, and decisions that prevent us from living “happily-ever-after.” As humans, we often permit emotional reactions to supersede logic thought. And, unfortunately, we tend to take out our hurt on the people we love the most.
The Kiddush Ladies explores irrational thought and behavior at the most extreme level, while integrating the role of forgiveness. Naomi learned to forgive and set herself free to be happy. Becky couldn’t forgive her mother, which opened the door for bitterness, resentment and a desperate need to be in control. She was tormented by the false truths she concocted in her own mind, which sent her spiraling into the realm of emotional torment and obsession.
(Huge spoiler alert in next sentence.)
I hope when you reach the final pages of the book that you put it down and think.
What really killed Noah?
Thank you to The Jewish Lady for this great review. Please take a minute to check out her cool blog!
If you’re member of a Pittsburgh area book group and are interested in reading either The Kiddush Ladies or Defective, offer me a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and I’ll be happy to come and discuss the book with you.
All others, I can pour my own coffee and meet you on Skype.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
E-books make great gifts!
I was honored with the opportunity to present a webinar for The International Bipolar Foundation on September 28, 2016.