Daily Archives: May 2, 2019

Peaches, Pears, and an Apple Tree

Peaches, Pears, and an Apple Tree by Victoria Lauriente-HillebrandThis fictional coming of age tale, follows a nomadic girl and her adventures with her un-medicated mentally ill mother post Woodstock.

She navigates her life in new environments, and meets influential people along the way. She finds herself struggling with her journey to womanhood, while trying to accept her mother for who she is through abandonment, neglect, and the result of having an unstable parent. Continue reading

Family Life: A Novel

Family Life A NovelWinner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award

We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju play cricket in the streets, waiting for the day when their plane tickets will arrive and they and their mother can fly across the world and join their father in America.

America to the Mishras is, indeed, everything they could have imagined and more: when automatic glass doors open before them, they feel that surely they must have been mistaken for somebody important. Pressing an elevator button and the elevator closing its doors and rising, they have a feeling of power at the fact that the elevator is obeying them Continue reading