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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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Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum Reading George Saunder's LINCOLN IN THE BARDO right now and finding it a very interesting take on the afterlife, the rules for which I had to create…moreReading George Saunder's LINCOLN IN THE BARDO right now and finding it a very interesting take on the afterlife, the rules for which I had to create for myself in A DAY OF SMALL BEGINNINGS (great fun but have to be consistent about it). I am looking forward to reading NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON by Pascal Mercier next. Also, the new Elizabeth Strout book, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. Always love her prose.(less)
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[image error]Among the hundreds of roadside attractions strung across the American landscape from coast to coast, the World’s Biggest Catsup Bottle holds a strange place in my heart.  Yup, that’s a real thing – a watertower, trussed up to look like a bottle of the all-American condiment. It’s been towering over Route 159 outside downtown Collinsville, Illinois since 1949 and has even been added...

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