Fiction. Latinx Studies. Jewish Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. In America, we're good at dividing ourselves into tribes—into "insiders" and "outsiders"—based on race, background and beliefs. But what happens when a person is an outsider within her own tribe? Serach Gottesman, the mathematically-gifted eldest daughter of a rigidly Orthodox Jewish Boro Park family and Paloma Rodriguez, the street-smart Bronx-bred daughter of a neglectful Latina immigrant mother, seek broader vistas within a relationship that is forbidden by both their communities. Love provides them ballast, but they find that some cultural bonds grip tight and some wounds run deep.
S.W. Leicher grew up in the Bronx in a bi-cultural (Latina and Jewish) home. She moved to Manhattan after graduate school and raised her family on the Upper West Side, where she still lives with her husband and two black cats. She spends most of her time writing about social justice issues. ACTS OF ASSUMPTION is her first novel.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA