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A novel about an older man, told in short stories by a woman

It was a writing class prompt that brought author Julie Zuckerman to Jeremiah Gerstler, the 82-year-old, cantankerous protagonist of her debut novel-in-stories, “The Book of Jeremiah” (Press 53, 2019).

“My writing teacher said, ‘Write about someone who is definitely not you,'” said Zuckerman, who celebrated her book with a recent launch party in Modiin, the central Israel city where she has lived for the last 21 years.

Read the full article by Jessica Steinberg in The Times of Israel

Here's Jessica and I in conversation during my book launch.


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