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Jennifer Bort Yacovissi

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Jenny Yacovissi grew up just a bit farther up the hill from Washington, D.C.
Her debut novel, Up the Hill to Home, is a fictionalized account of her mother’s family.

Today Jenny owns a small project management and engineering consulting firm. In addition to writing and reading historical and contemporary literary fiction, Jenny enjoys gardening and being on the water. She lives with her husband Jim in Crownsville, Maryland.

To learn more about the families in Up the Hill to Home and see photos and artifacts from their lives, visit http://www.jbyacovissi.com.

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This column originally appeared in Jenny’s “Write Now” book blog in the Washington Independent Review of Books on July 5, 2018.


I have no memory of a time when I didn’t know John McNamara. I was 18 months old to his 2-and-a-half years old when my family moved into our little Cape Cod whose back yard touched on the diagonal with his. He and his siblings went to Catholic school, while my brother...

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My review of this novel will appear in the August issue of Historical Novels Review.
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“The worst thing you can ever say about a character is not that you hated him but that you found him uninteresting.”
Jennifer Bort Yacovissi

“A Washington summer is a physical being: a shaggy, slobbering beast; relentless, inescapable, forever panting its heavy, humid breath into the face of each citizen and pushing its weight against the wilting populace, demanding attention-a constant, unwelcome companion.”
Jennifer Bort Yacovissi, Up The Hill To Home

“History conspires to make us who we are.”
Jennifer Bort Yacovissi, Up The Hill To Home

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx

“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
Henry Ward Beecher

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums




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