Love, Loss and Secrets Across America and Beyond
Three Gripping and Emotional Historical Novels
Ann S. Epstein
Publication date: June, 2022
Genre: Historical Fiction
eBook: ISBN: 978-0-6454365-1-8
★★★★★ "Will break your heart even as it leaves you in awe." Daniel Mueller, author of Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey
Three gripping and emotional historical novels by Ann S. Epstein, about love, loss, and secrets across America, Italy, and Canada.
On the Shore follows the upheaval in an immigrant Jewish family when, without telling his family, 16-year-old Shmuel Levinson (a.k.a. Sam Lord) strives to prove his manhood, and escape his father’s pressure that he become a rabbi, by enlisting in the Navy.
In Tazia and Gemma, a pregnant seventeen-year-old Italian immigrant and survivor of the Triangle Waist Company fire, flees New York, leaving her married lover to think she miscarried the baby he urged her to abort.
In The Great Stork Derby an ambitious Emm Benbow convinces his wife, Izora, to enter the Great Stork Derby, a contest which offers a sizable cash award to the woman who has the most babies between 1926 and 1936. But soon his ambition turns into a ruthless obsession and addiction, and despite Izora’s efforts, he is disappointed by his large family, and alienates himself from children.
All profound and delightful reads, these novels are a poignant look at the strained relationships that trouble the multi-generation families of today as well as yesteryear. Highly charged with serious issues, plus the humor essential to confront them, you will turn the last pages with a smile.