Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Join Me At the JPL for the Afternoon Book Revew Series

I'll be at the Jewish Public Library this Fall to discuss the acclaimed new novel, And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.  The story begins in Kabul and travels across continents, spanning more than a half a century.  The new novel is a complex mosaic, a portrait of the Afghan diaspora and those left behind.  Hosseini traces the trauma of war and tyranny with vibrantly-realized characters, "to create a grand and encompassing tree of life," according to Booklist.  How families love, honour, care for, and betray one another, is at the core of this emotionally moving story.

Hear my perspective as a novelist and reader and share your own.

November 14th
2 p.m.
Jewish Public Library
5151 Cote-Ste.-Catherine Street
Info: (514)-345-6416

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Can You See Me? Now an Ebook

My novel, Can You See Me? is newly available as an ebook.  This novel is close to my heart and is written with the power of first-hand experience. 

When happens when the person you love most, best, falls prey to schizophrenia?  Can You See Me? is the story of Doren and Sarah Solomon, a brother and sister so close they share a secret place, imaginary world, and private language during childhood.  While Sarah grows up and relinquishes their private haven, for Doren, it becomes a way of life he never surrenders.  Sarah struggles to help Doren, even to save him, without going under herself.  Told in the voices of Doren and Sarah, Can You See Me? is a powerful psychodrama portraying schizophrenia from the inside-out.

A recommended book by The National Alliance of the Mentally Ill and a Pushcart Prize Nominee.

Publishers Weekly had this to say about the novel: "Heartfelt, ambitious; one family's way of coping with the trauma, shame and secrecy of mental illness.  A genuinely moving novel."

With one person in every four families grappling with some form of mental illness, Can You See Me? is a story readers will connect with.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Join Me at the JPL Book Review Series

Warm up winter by attending the kick-off to the Jewish Public Library's Afternoon Book Review Series on March 7th.  I will be leading a talk and discussion about the wonderful debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, by Brooklyn-based author, Ayana Mathis.

Set against the background of The Great Migration, when six-million African-Americans journeyed north to escape the terrible hardships of the Jim Crow South, this epic novel tells the story of Hattie Shephard, who boards a train from Georgia to Philadelphia with her family in the hopes of realizing the American dream.  A well-deserved Oprah Book Club pick and much buzzed about novel.

Thursday, March 7th
2 p.m.
Jewish Public Library
5151 St. Catherine Street
Advance tickets: (514)-345-6416