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Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum

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My debut novel, A Day of Small Beginnings, asks the question, who are we if we don’t know where our families came from? What are the consequences for the loss of our histories? It is a peculiarly American question. I was inspired in part by my Polish-born grandfather, who having turned his back on his history and his religion, would mysteriously weep every year at our very unorthodox Passover Seders.
A few years after my older daughter was born, after having left the practice of law for good, I began to write a story about a man who returns to his father’s hometown in Poland. But in the mid-1990’s, when I travelled to Poland with my in-laws, who are Holocaust survivors, I realized there was a bigger story to tell. In the process, I found th
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I never imagined that something I wrote could land me in prison.But writing often takes us to strange places, some planned, some inconceivable. This was one of the latter. As the author of a ten minute play being performed by actors for the Jewish Women's Theatre, I was invited to spend  the better part of a Saturday in Corona, at California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.


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