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JUDITH KIRSCHT, AUTHOR

About Me

I have tried to capture, in my novels, what it is like to live through the upheavals of social change in the America of the last sixty years. I abhor the rigid dogmas of both left and right which have polarized our country and sent truth into hiding; these are stories of the human heart in conflict. For me, that is what it means to be an American.

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Another Tale for Today

Another Tale for Today

Browsing through my notes, I came across this dialogue exercise I wrote for a class many years ago. It’s not nearly the level of Tony Fuhrman’s poem, but it seems singularly appropriate to the level of social and political scene today. […]

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The God of Small Things: a Story That Grows On You

The God of Small Things: a Story That Grows On You

Arundhati Roy, in his tale of “two-egg twins,” weaves a story that will stay with you and grow long after you’ve put it down. Roy brings the Indian valley around Ayemenem to life with a power and depth that reminds me of Steinbeck’s descriptions of the Salinas Valley....

Democracy in America

Democracy in America

I’ve always been fascinated by America, the American experiment, the American experience. In college, I found my place in the sociology, anthropology, political science and literature of the American people, their values and ideals. My novels are born of the culture...

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