The Ice Palace Waltz - A Book by Barbara L. Baer

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The Ice Palace Waltz is published by Open Books

ISBN-13: 978-1948598286
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The Ice Palace Waltz by Barbara L. Baer

Barbara Baer - Author

On New Year’s Eve in 1895…
in Leadville Colorado, Max Selig and the Grensky brothers, enemies and rivals, watch the youngest members of their families, June Selig and Nathan Grensky, dance and fall in love…

Across the country in New York City, the waning years of the Gilded Age and a failed stock market gamble crushes the dreams of the Greenbaums. Only vivacious, copper-haired Tillie can save her family from ruin by entering into a marriage of convenience.

In The Ice Palace Waltz, two Jewish immigrant families—the rough and ready Western pioneers and the smooth, “our crowd” New Yorkers—come together in a riveting family saga amid the financial and social tumult of early twentieth century America. Baer’s moving multigenerational novel traces the American Jewish experience and the enduring power of family and love.
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Grisha The Scrivener

In this elegant novella spanning twenty-six years, GRISHA THE SCRIVENER tells the story of Gregory Gregorovich Samidze, an exiled Georgian journalist who keeps his head down under oppressive Soviet dominion while maintaining his own identity. Baer’s intertwining tales of political intrigue, forbidden love, and the unbreakable bonds of family and friendship is a haunting exploration of the drama, the fissures, the violence of the Soviet society and the oasis the individual tries to create within it–the restrained and gray life that still is one person against the powers-that-be.

“Barbara Baer’s amazing novel sheds a uniques, and yes, a poetic light on the people who endured the worst of times in Soviet Central Asia, Georgia, and ‘Mother Russia’. What I was unable to grasp in my own visits – and watching some remarkable films from there – become painfully and comically revealing in her remarkable ability to delve into the lives and experiences so distinct from our own.”

– Judy Stone, Film Writer and Author

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