Writing the immigrant story, in truth or fiction

Thanks so much to Linda Austin of Moonbridgebooks for interviewing me about my novel, Pacific Street.

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“Imagine being a sixteen year old boy, walking across Europe and leaving your whole family behind. Imagine being a young girl, the poor daughter of immigrants, trying to bridge the gap between your parents and the world they now live in.”

The above is from cover copy of Amy Cohen’s new book, Pacific Street. What was life like for immigrants coming to America in waves back in the 1800s and early 1900s? I discovered my Dutch ancestors were a hard-scrabble lot hoping for a better life in the US, a common story. Whether it was better here is debatable, but their journeys helped make me who I am today.

Sharon Lippincott, of The Heart and Craft of Lifewriting, gave a shoutout on Facebook for Amy Cohen and her historical novel, Pacific Street. This is Amy’s first book, and what I read on Amazon’s Search Inside was well-written and…

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10 thoughts on “Writing the immigrant story, in truth or fiction

  1. I find it astonishing that I have met you and a few other authors through my genealogy blog. I have longed admired people that can write and express themselves so that people actually want to read what they have written. While I have not yet read your book it is on my list to read and am looking forward to the experience.

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