Tuesday, July 31, 2012

ESPR Welcomes Racelle Rosett And Her Debut Collection “Moving Waters” To Its Client Roster

We’re proud to announce that prize-winning author, Racelle Rosett, has been added to our client roster. Rosett, the winner of both the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Prize for Jewish Short Fiction and the Lilith Fiction Prize, will be in Chicago in October during her 2012 book tour. We’re excited about the opportunity to bring to area readers “the sly, deft stories of Racelle Rosett,” as described by the Association of Jewish Libraries.

“Moving Waters” introduces us to a television producer who moonlights as a cantor, an actress who leaves her husband for their nanny and enters a mikvah to mark the transition, and a young widow who gets her hair colored to prepare for the unveiling of her husband’s gravestone.

In their portrayal of Rosett’s debut collection, The Jewish Book Council describes “Moving Waters” as an “exploration of  the unexpected role of ancient ritual as it informs the lives of members of a Reform Jewish community in Hollywood. Guided by the compassionate leadership of Rabbi Beth, members of the young female rabbi’s congregation discover themselves, their connection to each other and to God. Set against the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles, Rosett’s stories help us to know these characters whose losses and struggles are deeply felt in each story, revealing the importance of faith in a seemingly faithless place.”

Rosett’s work has appeared in “Tikkun,” “Ploughshares,” the “New Vilna Review,”  “Jewish Fiction,” the “Santa Monica Review,” and “Zeek.” As a television writer, Rosett won the WGA award for “thirtysomething.” She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

Directors of synagogues, women's organizations, book groups, and ethnic study programs, who are interested in receiving a review copy of “Moving Waters,” are encouraged to contact elainesoloway@gmail.com. Meanwhile, story samples are available at racellerosett.com.

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