Shelley Ettinger’s VERA’S WILL!

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Shelley Ettinger’s Very First Novel! is now available and getting superb reviews!    Shelley Ettinger, co-founder of Politerature.com, has just had her first novel published by Hamilton Stone Editions.    It is getting fantastic reviews!  For example, Library Journal says:

Shelley Ettinger’s Vera’s Will is 
“Powerful, superbly written” and “a breathtaking achievement”!!!

Other comments include:

Vera’s Will is a beautifully written family saga with a twist that tells the parallel stories of a woman and her granddaughter who are both lesbian. Their intersecting stories, one that begins a hundred years ago in Czarist Russia and the other that begins in suburban America, re-create in vivid detail their historical epochs. One is a story of self-sacrifice, the other is a story of liberation; the author’s great gift is to show us how they intertwine.  Michael Nava, author of  The City of Palaces

Vera’s Will is a novel of tremendous insight, and tremendous import. Shelley Ettinger moves expertly between two compelling voices, between the recent and distant past, between the personal and political, writing with clarity and heart. Too many stories are lost to history, too many voices are silenced, often the stories and voices we need most. Vera’s Will is not only a deeply moving book, but a gift, and a kind of rescue. Justin Torres, author of  We the Animals

Vera’s Will spans the twentieth century and three generations, taking us from Russian pogroms to immigrant struggles, from family-ravaging homophobia to GLBT resistance. Ettinger’s captivating story is rich with social and cultural detail, alive with generously-drawn characters, and unflinching in its political passion. Ellen Meeropol, author of  On Hurricane Island

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