Author Archives: Julie Lerman

Binghamton Press-Connects Lovingly Remembers Rhoda

Writer Valerie Zehl puts in a lot of effort to write tributes to local residents. She interviewed Rhoda in 2013 for an article, then fleshed out so much more information to write a tribute to her in the Binghamton Press-Connects which … Continue reading

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Nominated for a Pulitzer

Rhoda’s first book, Call Me Ishtar, was nominated by her publisher, Doubleday Press, as their sole Pulitzer Prize submission for fiction. Pretty impressive for a 37 year old!

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God’s Ear (1989) – Publisher’s Weekly Review

Like a Chagall painting translated to print, this passionate, hilarious, God-infused novel … (read online)

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Animal Acts (1994) : Publisher’s Weekly Review

“Justly known as a writer’s writer, Lerman produces fascinating plots and lush, seductive prose in the service of transcendent questions. Her sixth novel (after God’s Ear ) is a tour de force” (read it online)  

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Rhoda Lerman, Jan 18, 1936 – Aug 30, 2015

We (Rhoda’s family) are very sad to share the news that this extraordinary woman passed away at home on August 30, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. True to her nature, she told us, “I can’t wait to see what’s … Continue reading

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