About Rhoda Lerman

Rhoda Lerman is known as a “writers’ writer.” When her first novel Call Me Ishtar was published in 1973 the New York Times termed her “a first novelist of formidable gifts.” Her subsequently critically acclaimed, award-winning novels including The Girl That He Marries, The Book of the Night, God’s Ear, Animal Acts and Eleanor have received remarkable praise from the national and international press. As a speaker and writer, her work has been recognized and honored in India, Tibet, South America, and Europe. She has taught and lectured at major universities, including Ghent, Harvard, Wisconsin, Colorado, Syracuse, Buffalo, and California Institute of the Arts as consultant. She has served the State Department as an AMPART speaker. In 1979 her novel Eleanor, based on years of extensive research, was hailed by critics as “beautiful, elegantly written, true as anything could be. An imaginative success, Lerman brings what has always been a stick figure in history to glowing, aching life.” It is from this novel that Ms. Lerman adapted the play, Eleanor Roosevelt, Her Secret Journey.

NOVELS

ANIMAL ACTS

Henry Holt 1994 As AFFENLIEBE, Goldmann Verlag 1996 (Germany)

GOD’S EAR

Henry Holt, 1989 Jewish Book of the Year in Fiction 1989 NEA Fellowship Winner Syracuse University Press 1997

BOOK OF THE NIGHT

Holt, Rinehart & Winston, l984 Women’s Press, England, l986

ELEANOR, A NOVEL

Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979 Book of the Month Featured Alternate, 1979 Quality Paperbacks, 1979 Owl Paperbacks, l980 Andre Deutsch, London, England, l980 Blue Heaven Publishing 1998

THE GIRL THAT HE MARRIES

Holt, Rinehart & Winston, l976 Literary Guild, 1976 Contempo Book Club, 1976 Pocketbook Paperbacks, l977 As LA CHICA QUE LO ATRAPO, Editorial Sudamericana, l983 (Spain and Argentina)

CALL ME ISHTAR

Doubleday, 1973 Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977 Syracuse University Press 1998

NON-FICTION

IN THE COMPANY OF NEWFIES

Henry Holt 1996 Blue Heaven Publishing 2002 (Fifth printing 2011)