Joel Berger’s charmed life is fast slipping away. Determined to father
a child before he dies, Joel makes a desperate appeal to the women of
his macrobiotic dinner group for help. Soon he is surrounded by a
colorful cast of female characters, including his iron-willed yet oddly
endearing mother, Sylvia. You’ll laugh and cry along with the Bergers
as the story of their patchwork family begins to unfold, taking some
deliciously unexpected turns along the way.
What it's about...
First time novelist Susan Baruch is also an essayist and poet. Her humorous essay, It’s Personal, was featured in the anthology: A Cup of Comfort for Women in Love, published by Adams Media in October 2005. Her elegiac poem, Remembering in Color, was included in the 2005 issue of The Pinnacle Hill Review published by Writers & Books of Rochester, NY. Susan is also a contributor to the anthology: Motherly Musings as well as the author of the short story, A Perfect Confluence, published on-line at Jewishfiction.net.
In the fall of 2010, Paternity was featured in the Jewish Book Festival.
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