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A Tumultuous Love Story.
In early twentieth century Paterson, New Jersey, dashing twenty-nine year old Abraham Bressler charms naïve nineteen year old Sarah Singer into marriage by making her believe he feels the same way she does about the new calling of a modern woman. He then turns around and gives her little more respect than he would a servant, demanding she stay home to care for “his” house and “his” children.
Feeling betrayed Sarah defies him and joins women’s groups, actively participating in rallies for woman suffrage, child welfare and reproductive freedom. For a while she succeeds in treading delicately between the demands of her husband and her desire to be an independent woman. Her balancing act falters when a strike shuts down Paterson’s 300 silk mills. With many friends working in the mills, Sarah is forced to choose sides in the battle between her Capitalist husband and his Socialist brother, a union leader who happens to be her best friend’s husband.
Jealousy, infidelity, arrogance, greed—the characters’ titanic struggles will catapult you into the heights of their euphoria and the depths of their despair. Who will triumph and who will be humbled is not certain until the last page.
Targeted Age Group: Adult
Book Price: $.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
As you can see by the reviews, I write greatly conflicted characters. Characters in conflict and how they resolve their conflicts keep the readers turning the pages.
This book is recommended by experts of the era and for students.
“I loved this book. The characters are so real…It is by far the best novel I have read on the Silk Strike of 1913.” Angelica Santomauro, director, The American Labor Museum, Botto House Landmark, 83 Norwood Street Haledon, NJ 07508. Pietro Botto’s House was a major staging point for labor rallies. Angelica Santomauro is an authority on the labor movement in Paterson during the silk era.
“I was a volunteer docent at the American Labor Museum for 5 years so I am very familiar with your book. Everyone there always bragged that you wrote such a great book about the strike. It was always recommended for students of American history as a “must read”. The reason why it was recommended to students for research was because it was a good way to engage and absorb them into the nitty gritty of the silk strike of 1913 without it being in the usual text book format.” Dorothy D. G.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
If you are thinking about becoming a writer you can read books about writing, but I think the best thing you can do is read books by major authors. Once you have decided you want to write, you will analyze how the authors create characters, scenes and conflicts.
When you start creating your book, try to find a critique group that will give you honest feedback on character development, dialogue, voice, plot, conflict and setting. But don’t automatically take anyone’s critique as gospel. Refer to what I said about, it’s your story. Analyze the critiques to see if they have merit. Say you have a six person group. If one person criticizes something then it may or may not be valid. But if three or four in the group say the same thing about a segment then you should take it under serious consideration.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My grandparents immigrated to Paterson, NJ in the early 1900s. I was born in Paterson but my family moved away when I was eleven. When I read that the Passaic County Historical Society was giving lectures and tours of Paterson’s historical silk district I decided to go to see what life was like when my grandparents lived in Paterson.
As I listened to the lectures a plot for a novel developed in my mind about a domineering silk industrialist, his progressive, suffragist wife and his radical unionist brother.
The result was silk Legacy.
About the Author:
Richard Brawer writes mystery, suspense and historical fiction novels. When not writing, he spends his time exploring local history. He has two married daughters and lives in New Jersey with his wife. Read more about Richard and his books at his website: www.silklegacy.com