I’m so excited to share the mockup cover for Outsiders in France, the long awaited sequel to my first book. Like Newcomers in an Ancient Land, it’s part travelog and part self-exploration, but this time set France – with side trips to Algeria, Europe, the Balkans, and back to England where my twin sister and I were born. Though very different, my love of language, search for home, and quest for identity, animate both books.

Join me as I embrace the hardscrabble immigrant Jewish community of post-WWII Lyon, immersing myself yet again in a new language, culture, and cuisine. And (spoiler alert), narrowly avoid a harrowing brush with kidnapping. I’m hoping to post chapters as I pound them out in the coming months. Stay tuned!