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Aug 26, 2021

This week’s guest is L. Bordetsky-Williams (Forget Russia, Tailwinds Press, December 2020) whose historical fiction debut is framed around many of her family’s experiences from 1900-1980 during the Russian Revolution, the pogroms in Ukraine, and her relatives’ eventual immigration to America, and later return to their mother country once the depression hit in 1931. She’s a big believer that we’re destined to meet certain people in our lives and has stories to prove it. And because her book covers multi-generations, we discuss finding the correct structure to use, which in her case included journal and diary entries as well as the use of both first and third-person points of view.

Forget Russia is an Editors’ Choice Book of the Historical Novels Review. Lisa has also published the memoir, Letters to Virginia Woolf, The Artist as Outsider in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf, and three poetry chapbooks. She is a Professor of Literature at Ramapo College of New Jersey and lives in New York City.

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