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BROKEN BIRDS; The Story of my Momila, Jeannette Katzir

A Conversation with Jeannette Katzir

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Carrie:  What inspired you to write BROKEN BIRDS?
Jeannette:
I began to jot down notes one year before my mother ended up dying, then when she had her stroke and died the after math was so painful that I had to write.  I wrote day and night to vent, then re-wrote and re-wrote.  Because it was a memoir, I wasn’t able to finish the book until all the mess around me ended.

Carrie:  What is your favorite scene in BROKEN BIRDS?
Jeannette:
It would have to be when my mother, a survivor of the Holocaust meets the supposed upper-crust of New Jersey.  I called my parents the Hillbillies after the show Beverly Hillbillies (because they weren’t poor, but knew no better) and the in-laws they had come to dine with the Drysdales.  Never has there been such a mismatch of personalities.  The scene in the restaurant made me laugh out loud . . . and I wrote it.

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