“It turns out there are things that cannot be left. The very nature of secrets, for instance, insists that they be kept.”
Heirlooms (BkMk Press, 2016) begins in the French seaside city of Saint-Malo, in 1939, and ends in the American Midwest in 1989. In these linked stories, the war reverberates through four generations of a Jewish family. Inspired by the author's family stories as well as extensive research, Heirlooms explores assumptions about love, duty, memory and truth.
Montaigne Medal Finalist and Winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Marge Piercy.
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