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

 BARBARA BAER AND SUSAN SWARTZ, JOURNALISTS TURN TO FICTION

Saturday, March 14th, 2pm – 4pm
The Sitting Room
Penngrove, CA

In Barbara Baer’s The Ice Palace Waltz, two Jewish immigrant families — rough and ready westerners and smooth ‘our crowd’ New Yorkers — come together in a family saga amid the financial and political turmoil of early 20th century America. Barbara, also a journalist and small press publisher, bases her multi-generational saga on remembered stories from her family and much research. She doesn’t think fiction falsifies fact, but rather adds more ingredients to a recipe that deepens the flavors.

Barabara appears with her friend and fellow-author Susan Swartz:

Susan SwartzLong time journalist, author, radio commentator and public speaker, Susan Swartz is new to fiction but intimately familiar with the challenges women face as we get older. Laughing in the Dark takes you along on the roller coaster year in three women’s lives as they navigate infidelity, the latest in California dying styles, and the absurdities of aging together, saved by their credo, ”Friendship is the best medicine.” Swartz has said the difference between journalism and fiction is like the difference between a red snapper and a mermaid.