Departure Stories: Betty Crocker Made Matzoh Balls (and Other Lies)
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About the Author
Elisa Bernick is a writer and journalist in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is the author of The Family Sabbatical Handbook: The Budget Guide to Living Abroad With Your Family.
Bernick's nimble storytelling has much to love. It's an insightful and spot-on mélange of perfectly preserved stories on place, history, and family.-- "Publishers Weekly, starred review"
A moving memoir by a Minnesota native about her complicated childhood, and her complicated mother.-- "StarTribune"
Departure Stories is an inviting, deeply poignant first memoir that offers an intergenerational smorgasbord of well-balanced, well-portioned personal stories, anecdotes, jokes, Jewish history and heritage--and insight.-- "Reading Between the Lines"
Departure Stories is an informative, moving, and uplifting story of resilience and forgiveness--and the power of storytelling-- "By the Book BTX"
Bernick's storytelling is ambitious and intellectually stimulating--Jamie Wendt "Jewish Book Council"
A fascinating and compulsive page turner of a read from cover to cover.-- "Midwest Book Reviews"