Thanks to Mike Dobbs, Managing Editor of Reminder Publications in the Greater Springfield, MA area, for the nice article about my new book, Surviving Remnant, and my experiences growing up in Springfield. You can read the article here
Thanks to The BookLife Prize for the kind review of Surviving Remnant. The critique helps me to better understand my writing and the impact it has on the reader. Some excerpts of BookLife’s report:
“Marcus’s frequent use of the Hungarian and Yiddish-flavored English of her friends, family, and neighbors when recounting conversations about life and love brightens her storytelling with authenticity and warmth. Her balanced descriptions suit her material both from the perspective of the historian and the family tale-teller, bringing across both the optimism of the community regardless of the difficulties inherent in diaspora. ”
“Marcus creates vibrant depictions of characters throughout the “greenhorn” community…excels at her craft, creating largely layered and memorable characterizations.”
A great article, “A Morning with Hanna Perlstein Marcus,” by Mitchell Maknis of the The Tamarack, the campus newspaper of Naugatuck Valley Community College about my appearance at the college Writers’ Conference. I couldn’t find a more interested and enthusiastic audience of future writers! Check it out here!
Hartford Courant reporter, Steve Smith, attended the National Book Launch of Surviving Remnant at the Rockville, CT Public Library and wrote a fine recount of the author’s presentation. My humble thanks to Steve Smith. You can see the full article here.