Judith Kirscht, Puget Sound Author

Judith Kirscht, Author
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NEWEST! PUBLISHED MAY 3, 2020…

“Kirscht keeps readers on the edge of their seats as she delicately deepens the mystery of Brian Wolfson’s disappearance. End of the Race is contemporary fiction at its finest. Highly recommended.” 

Chanticleer Reviews.

After a long pause, created in large part by the all absorbing national dramas, I’m proud to present End of the Race. Have you ever wondered what happened to people who go missing? Why they went missing? How their loved ones cope in a permanent state of waiting? These are the mysteries that shape this story.
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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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FROM MY BLOG

On Being American

On Being American

I’ve just opened Wallace Stegner’s Marking the Sparrow’s Fall, a collection of essays published by Stegner’s son after the author’s death. It’s been on my bookshelf for a long time, but never picked up for unknown reasons. In the opening essay, “Child of the Far...

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Celebrate Spring!

Celebrate Spring!

It’s spring! Around Puget Sound, we just had a three-day storm off the Pacific with winds up to fifty miles an hour, but the tulip fields survived. A few golden ones from our garden, a bit windblown, light the dining table. The cherry trees are at the end of their...

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Origin of a Species

   I am not an historical novel writer, but The Inheritors grows out of the history of Chicago, especially of the neighborhood I’d chosen as a setting. This early industrial area area just west of the downtown (or Loop, as it’s called) , drew immigrant...

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Liberation, Part II

Liberation, Part II

    As promised last week, here is the second part of the short story begun in last week’s blog—a writer’s view of the Sixties turmoil that, according to Ezra Klein and others, opened the split in the nation’s psyche.  As I said before, these stories later...

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From Writer to Author

From Writer to Author

The Path from Writer to Author Many writers claim they only write for themselves. I was one of those once, chiefly because the whole notion of being published was beyond the power of my imagination. However, the University of Michigan’s Hopwood Awards, won by authors...

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