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Sonia Taitz

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Sonia Taitz is a playwright, essayist, and author of THE WATCHMAKER’S DAUGHTER, a memoir described by PEOPLE magazine as “funny and heartwrenching.”

The book has been recommended by VANITY FAIR, KIRKUS, The American Library Association (which nominated it for the Sophie Brody Medal), and READER’S DIGEST, which put it on its “Can’t-Miss” List. Author/critic James Wolcott described the book as having “the beauty of a psalm,” adding that it should be immortalized on film by Steven Spielberg; CNN’s Mark Whitaker said that “Sonia Taitz writes with an artist’s eye and a poet’s voice,” and Academy Award, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Patrick Shanley (DOUBT, MOONSTRUCK) proclaimed: “Sonia Taitz has a good heart and an unmortgaged soul. Follo
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DOWN UNDER and BACK UP again:
An author talks about her fascination with Mel Gibson, and how it became a novel
By Sonia Taitz for Lilith Magazine

When a Jewish author, daughter of Holocaust survivors, writes a novel inspired by the life of Mel Gibson, there must be a good story attached. And there
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Average rating: 3.72 · 357 ratings · 81 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
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In the King's Arms: A Novel
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2012
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Down Under
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014
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description: Come hear Sonia Taitz read from her new novel, DOWN UNDER -- inspired, in part, by the life of Mel Gibson. This novel about first love and second chances is both funny and deeply serious.
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"I’ve been a fan of this author since 'In the King’s Arms' her book about an American girl's love affair at Oxford. Sonia Taitz is a great romantic in the biggest sense of the word. She understands what lies beneath our deepest longings. In this no..." Read more of this review »
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Yona Zeldis McDonough has the elegance and wit of a 21st century Austen as she navigates the romance of two opposites. Each shaken by the loss of a spouse, each raising a difficult teen, her two protagonists live complicated, harried lives -- made al ...more
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"Well written and interesting. Now I'll have to go back and re-read In the King's Arms"
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"So beautiful that I cried through most of it and, thankfully, laughed through the rest."
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