1. 10

    As a journalist I'm comfortable doing library research, and I did a lot! I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave me access to the Harvard system.

  2. 9

    My husband, Jim, converted to Judaism just before our wedding.

  3. 8

    One of his tears fell in my mouth, where it became a blue sapphire, source of strength, source of strength and eternal hope.

  4. 7

    The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life [...] the stronger the daughter.

  5. 6

    The painful things seemed like knots on a beautiful necklace, necessary for keeping the beads in place.

  6. 5

    Why did I not know that birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers?

  7. 4

    I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.

  8. 3

    I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.

  9. 2

    The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.

  10. 1

    Since 1985, I have written about contemporary Jewish practice and the Jewish community.

  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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