I was born in London, shortly after the end of World War II, to a family of Jewish refugees from Hitler’s Europe. When I was eight my mother left London to go and live with her own parents in New York. So, coming to America to be with my mother —which I finally did at sixteen—was my childhood’s life-long dream! And because letter-writing was the only way to communicate with my mother at the time, writing became an integral and necessary part of my life from that very early age.
My debut novel, Circumference of Silence was published in July 2021, by Black Rose Writing, and is loosely based on my family’s memories as Jews in Europe under Hitler and their refugee experiences, first in London during the second world war and later on, in New York.
I have also been published in the Metropolitan Diary and the Connecticut Section of the New York Times. And I am a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and the Women’s National Book Association.
Since retiring from my duties as co-founder and president of a manufacturing company in Connecticut, I’ve been at work on my second novel and, along with my husband, split my time between Stamford, Connecticut and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in Florida.
Circumference of Silence
The novel follows the emotional journey Mali Feuer embarks on after her mother, Eva, dies and she discovers a cache of unsent letters while sorting and packing up her mother’s Manhattan apartment. Sad and frightening memories of Eva’s Jewish childhood in 1930s Berlin fill the early letters. Then life in war-torn London. But when she reads her mother’s account of her too-early marriage that ends in divorce and forces her to leave London for New York, Mali is thrust back into her own unhappy childhood—the relentless ache for her absent mother always lodged like a stony pit inside her.