Simple Truths

Simple Truths

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Simple Truths has the vitality reminiscent of Erica Jong, and a powerful emotional base that sets it apart. Recommended for larger fiction collections. Marsha G. Fuchs Crown Publishing, NY What a pleasure that Sheila Levin is alive and writing in New York! Levin's writing is often bitterly coarse, but only in reflection of the torment of Susan's life. Perhaps not perfectly polished, this is nevertheless a fine debut, one with power and great feeling. Publisher's Weekly This affecting book is very self-assured for a first novel. Its heroine, a New York woman in her mid-30s, is not. Susan Warner obsesses about her insecurities, the overwhelming weaknesses that afflict her as the daughter of concentration camp survivors, the hurt of being alone, the sense that the whole world, including herself is divorced. She could be a one-woman Holocaust. What saves Susan and prevents this novel from becoming just another diary of a maddening housewife is her involvement-post break-up with lover and suicide attempt-with an International Committee for Soviet Jews and her efforts on behalf of a dissident Jewish violinist. Los Angeles Herald Examiner Author - Sheila Levin, author of Simple Truths, has worked as a professional in the Jewish community for many years. As the Public Information Officer of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, she was a member of the press corps on the Nixon-Kissinger trip to the Soviet Union in the late '70's. As Director of the movement to free the famed ballet dancers, Valery and Galina Panov, while visiting them in Leningrad, Sheila was detained by the KGB. Sheila also served as the Executive Director of the Women's Division of the UJA and as the Vice President for External Affairs of Polytechnic University. Following her years of service to the Jewish community, she became a political consultant, whose clients included Elizabeth Holtzman and President Vincente Fox, among many others. Also Written by Sheila Levin - MUSICAL CHAIRS Keywords - Holocaust, Suicide, Jewish, Soviet, Divorce, Survivors, New York, Camp
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 454g
  • Sarasota, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1622877470
  • 9781622877478

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