Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

From Where I Stand presents Elizabeth, who is tired of trying to live up to her mother’s demanding expectations, and is determined to parent her own daughter Belle differently, even though Belle wants to be left alone. An amazing opportunity for Belle to pursue...

Viga Boland, Readers’ Favorite

If you’re a grandmother, a mother, or a daughter, and do not find a bit of yourself in the novel From Where I Stand by Caroline Goldberg Igra, I would be very surprised. I recognized myself in all those roles, and while I didn’t always like what I saw, I was...

Helene Cohen Bludman, Reform Judaism Review

Three generations of strong women, connected by DNA but distanced by interpersonal tensions, struggle to salvage their family ties in what could be called a coming-of-age story for all three of them. Read full review

Sean Boyle, Hakol

Caroline Goldberg Igra’s latest novel, “From Where I Stand,” is an exploration into the relationship between Elizabeth and her daughter Belle, and how they both deal with Elizabeth’s mother, Lillian. We are first introduced to Elizabeth and Belle in the middle of a...

Sean Boyle

“Igra divides the narration primarily through the three main characters, and each chapter is titled with the name of the particular narrator. This allows for deep exploration of the minds and hearts of each of the three main characters.”