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Released 9 May 2014
Set from 1940–46 in The Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies. A Bildungsroman about resistance, revenge, and love.
Released 20 June 2014
In the world Adicia Éloïse Troy is from, life is more like a Grimms’ fairytale than a Disney fairytale. But sometimes even the darkest, most twisted fairytale has a happy ending, even for a poor girl from the Lower East Side.
Set from 1959–74 in Manhattan and Hudson Falls, NY.
Part of my proceeds will go towards a donation to The Bowery Mission, which features several times in the book.
Released 7 November 2014
Best friends Lyuba Zhukova and Ivan Konev want nothing more than to live happily ever after, but that’s easier said than done in the midst of the Russian Civil War, disastrous personal decisions, a manhunt for Ivan, the harsh realities of immigrant life, and the invisible demons that have stalked Lyuba her entire life.
Set from 1917–24 in Russia and New York City
Released 4 June 2016
The road to happily ever after isn’t always quick and easy, particularly for a husband and wife who’ve spent the entire first year of marriage an ocean apart. Constant culture clashes with their new country don’t help matters either.
Set from 1946–47 in Atlantic City, Wildwood, and Hyannis
Released 17 July 2018
Sometimes, the greatest heroes are those we least expect. A what-if story about the greatest Tsar who never ruled, set from 1918–45 in Russia, Paris, the Crimea, Batumi, Copenhagen, Romania, and Budapest.
Released 6 September 2018
The story of a beleaguered marriage, with obstacles and Sturm und Drang from all sides, as Lyuba and Ivan fight to get back to the happy home life they used to enjoy. Set from 1924–30 in New York City, the USSR, and rural Minnesota.
Released 11 December 2018
While the whole world is in the throes of one of the most concentrated periods of Sturm und Drang in recent memory, the Konevs and their friends far and wide struggle to survive and make their way back to some semblance of a peaceful, ordinary world. Along the way, they contend with complicated loves, family dramas, the Great Terror, adapting to life in America, World War II, the Shoah, and diseases.
Set from 1933–48 in rural Minnesota, New York City, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, San Francisco, Paris, Poland, the Pacific and European Theatres, Germany, Austria, England, Finland, Sweden, Shanghai, Iran, Toronto, Vancouver Island, Guelph, St. Paul and Minneapolis, Berkeley, Aden, and The Netherlands.
Released 23 August 2020 (the book formerly known as The Very First)
Young immigrant Katharina Brandt, renamed Katherine Small and nicknamed Sparky, longs to become a real American girl without compromising her Jewish faith and German and Dutch customs. Her new best friend Cinnimin Filliard, meanwhile, learns there’s more than one way to be a real American.
Set from August 1938–January 1939 in an unusual Atlantic City neighborhood.
Scheduled for 2021 release:
The book formerly known as The Very Next, set in 1939 in Atlantic City, Poland, Paris, and Lisbon.