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Leslie Rupley

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Paterson, New Jersey, The United States
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Leslie Rupley, writer and memoir coach, has two books to her credit as well as twelve ghost-written memoirs. Remembering Childhood: Workbook Your Way to a Finished Memoir (to be released in 2016) offers guidance and inspiration to people who want to begin and finish writing their memoirs. Her meticulously researched debut novel Beyond the Silk Mills (2014) is set in early twentieth century Paterson, NJ. It depicts the lives of Eastern European immigrant families during the famous Paterson Silk Strike of 1913 and beyond to 1929.

Leslie began writing vignettes about her own childhood after eight years of publishing memoirs for clients of LTR Productions: Preserving Personal Histories. She realized that she and others could preserve their uniq
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Leslie Rupley Bottom line, write. Get started. I might skip ahead to a part of the book that interests me at the moment rather than writing the next logical thing.…moreBottom line, write. Get started. I might skip ahead to a part of the book that interests me at the moment rather than writing the next logical thing. I might visualize a setting and write about it. In a dire case, I'll find a photo of a similar scene and describe it. Anything goes except getting up for a snack!(less)
Leslie Rupley Mark Helprin is my favorite author, and he didn't disappoint with Freddy and Fredericka. After reading volumes of his poetic novels and serious short…moreMark Helprin is my favorite author, and he didn't disappoint with Freddy and Fredericka. After reading volumes of his poetic novels and serious short stories, I was delighted as well with the absurd antics of his ridiculous British royal couple. In this fairytale-like farce, the naive couple is sent to America to reclaim the colonies. Their quest and their evolution as a couple couldn't be more gratifying for its humor, ingenuity and ultimate warmth. (less)
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Beyond the Silk Mills

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One of the challenges memoir writers face is recalling the details of events that occurred years ago. Memoirists needn’t discouraged by limited memories of valid emotional experiences of real events.  I abandoned my memoir and wrote historical fiction instead for lack of detailed memories of childhood events. Beyond the Silk Mills began as memoir and diverged,...

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Deeply troubling, yet satisfying

A story of intertwined lives and the extent to which living in fear and deprivation can warp one soul and ennoble another. Haunting and poetically written.
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The plot is engaging and details of Chagall's life are plentiful. I'm motivated to learn more about his life and work.
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