“Here is a unique voice — wildly funny, achingily spiritual, profoundly Jewish”
“Outstripping Philip Roth in his own milieu”
“Rhoda Lerman is a find. Go out and find her.”
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 was published on September 25. Here is the article “Woman was author, Pulitzer nominee — … Continue reading Binghamton Press-Connects Lovingly Remembers Rhoda
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!
Like a Chagall painting translated to print, this passionate, hilarious, God-infused novel … (read online)
“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)
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 on the other side”. We know she departed among a parade of dogs and others … Continue reading Rhoda Lerman, Jan 18, 1936 – Aug 30, 2015
On Sunday night, February 9th, at the Westminster dog show, my book Elsa Was Born a Dog, I Was Born a Human…Things Have Changed received the Merial Special Award for the best work on Human-Animal Bond. Merial is a large company that manufactures veterinarian pharmaceuticals. The award was for “the work that best highlights the … Continue reading Elsa Was Born A Dog Awarded Best Human/Animal Bond Work
Last month we published my newest book, “Elsa Was Born a Dog, I Was Born A Human…Things Have Changed”. There is a website dedicated to the book: www.bornadog.com. Below are some quick details about purchasing a print or digital edition. Hard Cover Print Edition Thanks for all of the pre-orders for the hard cover … Continue reading My New Book: Elsa Was Born A Dog!