THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER, IN THE KING'S ARMS, MOTHERING HEIGHTS, DOWN UNDER (11/14)

Upcoming in NOVEMBER 2014 -- DOWN UNDER, a novel



An AMAZON Best-Seller and Book Club Favorite
BEST MEMOIR MEDALIST: ForeWord Reviews
Keynote Speaker at CHICAGO TRIBUNE /​ PRINTERS' ROW LIT FEST
C-SPAN BOOK TALK: Featured Author
http:/​/​www.c-spanvideo.org/​program/​Watchm
Recommended by:
PEOPLE Magazine: "heartwrenching and funny"
VANITY FAIR Fanfair/​ "Hot Type" (Elissa Schappell)
THE JERUSALEM REPORT ("a new voice in Jewish literature")
THE READERS' DIGEST -- "Can't-Miss" List (Dawn Raffel)
BOOKLIST: The American Library Association
KIRKUS Reviews
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
and more.

Featured on Ron Hogan/​ Beatrice/​Shelf Awareness Podcast:
"LIFE STORIES: THE ART OF THE MEMOIR" #18

"A HEARTBREAKING MEMOIR OF HEALING POWER AND REDEEMING DEVOTION"
-- James Wolcott, essayist, critic, and author of LUCKING OUT and CRITICAL MASS

"From the time Taitz was small, her parents’ stories about the Holocaust were 'like telling me about THE SECRETS OF THE COSMOS'.... Her Jewish home, 'where even the walls were sighing,' makes her eager for an outside world and education. She realizes, however, that her promised land is not Yale Law School, and finally becomes her own “true self” while studying literature at Oxford....

"Even now, as the last Holocaust survivors pass away, WRENCHING REVERBERATION RUN THROUGH SONIA TAITZ'S POIGNANT, POETIC MEMOIR."
-- Whitney Scott, BOOKLIST (the American Library Association)

"A HAUNTING MEDITATION ON THE NATURE OF TIME"
-- Mark Whitaker, memoirist, Managing Editor, CNN

Nominated by the American Library Association for THE SOPHIE BRODY MEDAL

"One of the YEAR'S BEST READS!" -- The Jewish Journal

"I LOVED THIS BOOK AND DIDN'T WANT IT TO END. THE LOVE that Sonia has for her parents, in spite of all their flaws, is TRULY AMAZING. She wants them to move forward instead of constantly backwards. Sonia's experiences and the people that she meets open her parents' eyes and helps them heal....

"EXTREMELY MOVING, SAD, FUNNY, and GORGEOUSLY WRITTEN.
SONIA TAITZ IS A WORDSMITH. Every page is both descriptive and lyrical. Very highly recommended."
--Bookaholics

"A HEART-TOUCHING memoir that WILL LEAVE YOU AWESTRUCK."
--PrintsAsia. com

"BEAUTIFUL, FUNNY, POIGNANT BUT NOT SENTIMENTAL, Sonia Taitz's memoir reads LIKE A NOVEL, MADE MORE POWERFUL BY TRUTH. Taitz’ style is LYRICAL AND RICH... [REVEALING] her parents' story and her own SLOWLY AND MASTERFULLY through the eyes of a BROODING, FIERCELY INTELLIGENT, AND RESTLESS DAUGHTER. As she goes from child to adult, and her parents age, we see more layers.... We get to see CULTURE CLASH and GENERATIONAL CLASH....

"Sonia’s story contains LOVE, HUMOR, SHOCK, PAIN -- AND A TRULY AWESOME ROMANCE. It would be hard to make up parts of the story, because readers wouldn’t believe it. Taitz’ gift is in making you want to devour it; IT IS A PAGE-TURNER THAT IS AT ONCE ENGAGING AND PROFOUND. TAITZ WEAVES HER TALE WITH MEANING AND TENDERNESS. The same events and the same circumstances could have been woven with pain and bitterness – and perhaps at other points in her life they were – but instead SONIA TAITZ CHOOSES COMPASSION AND ACCEPTANCE AS HER TWINE. Her tale is richer for that choice;
HER LIFE IS RICHER FOR THE TELLING. SO IS OURS."
---- WISE WOMEN World


IN THE KING’S ARMS
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NOMINATED FOR THE SAMI ROHR PRIZE IN FICTION BY THE JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL

Recommended by:
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
THE JEWISH FORWARD
THE NEW YORKER'S Jesse Kornbluth ('Move over, Evelyn Waugh!")
FOREWORD Magazine
NYT Best-Selling Novelist/BOSTON GLOBE Critic Caroline Leavitt
Legendary Editor/Novelist Betsy Carter
The Jewish Book Council's JEWISH BOOK WORLD

IN THE KING'S ARMS (2011) is a lyrical, romantic novel about the headstrong American daughter of Holocaust survivors. Seeking relief from their traumatized world, she escapes to Oxford, where she is smitten by the son of an anti-Semitic family. Amidst the drama lies a sense of magic, and healing possibility of love.

[includes Reader's Guide for Book Clubs]

Praise for IN THE KING'S ARMS:

"beguiling ...Taitz zigzags among her culturally disparate characters, zooming in on their foibles with elegance and astringency."
-The New York Times Book Review

"A witty, literate, and heartfelt story, filled with engaging characters and relationships,"
-Jewish Book World, the magazine of the Jewish Book Council

"In the PROVINCE of GIFTED POETS, PLAYWRIGHTS and NOVELISTS," -ForeWord Reviews

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MOTHERING HEIGHTS
(Click on Title to view cover, excerpt, and praise)
Published by William Morrow and Berkley Press, and in foreign editions

Praised by PEOPLE Magazine
Featured on the "Today" Show, CNN, and NPR
O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE: "One of the Best Things Ever Said" on Motherhood
Quoted by PBS in documentary film, "The Mystery of Love," narrated by Anna Deveare Smith

The book looks at the infinite variety of supposed “experts” on child-rearing, products mothers are cautioned to buy, and advances they are urged to apply to their children (such as teaching them Latin or Mandarin in utero, or training them to be gymnasts before that first crucial year has passed). Sonia Taitz reassures mothers that they are the best experts on their children, and that the intimacy born of closeness is better than any “Mommy and Me” class or flash-card drill.

To be re-issued as an e-book; AUTHORS GUILD edition available 2014.

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