Three generations of women so focused on moving forward, so quick to push away from one another, that they fail to see the riches of what they have back home.
From Where I Stand explores the challenge of being a mother, the frustration of being a daughter, and the heart-wrenching complexity of being both.
Kirszenbaum’s artistic oeuvre is both testament to an entire generation of Eastern European Jewry and an essential part of early twentieth-century European art history.
About the Author
Caroline Goldberg Igra is an author, an art historian, a triathlete, and a mother.
Her first novel, Count to a Thousand, (Mandolin Publishing) was published in 2018. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in many literary journals, including Away Journal, Mothers Always Write, Pandemic Journal, and Another Chicago Magazine. She presently blogs for The Times of Israel.
"Igra's fabulous novel puts three extraordinary women at three extraordinary ages, all at a crossroads in their lives. What do we owe the ones we love? And at what cost to ourselves? Beautifully told and unforgettable."
Kirkus Reviews 2
"The author's modest yet stirring dialogue, which cuts to the bone of the struggles these women face daily, is especially impressive."
“Captivating and insightful.”
"Captivating and insightful."
"How do you make a place your home, especially when everything about it is foreign to you? In Igra’s exotic, lovely novel, an American expat in Israel discovers what to keep, what to let go of and how to change. Thrilling and fascinating."
On the Blog
She Shouldn’t, She Wouldn’t, She Couldn’t: An updated look at contemporary fiction that bravely takes on one of the oldest puzzles in the world–Mothers
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The postman never rings twice. Unless he’s mine. I have my very own postman, and he’s the gold standard. Here’s the story: I recently moved to Tel Aviv, certain that leaving small-town Israel for the big city would mean saying goodbye to friendly exchanges at the...