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She Writes Press
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5.6 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Lisa Braver Moss is the author of the novels The Measure of His Grief (Notim Press, 2010) and the award-winning Shrug (She Writes Press, 2019). Her essays have appeared in the Huffington Post, Tikkun, Parents, Lilith, and many other publications. Lisa's nonfiction book credits include Celebrating Family: Our Lifelong Bonds with Parents and Siblings (Wildcat Canyon Press, 1999) and, as coauthor, The Mother's Companion: A Comforting Guide to the Early Years of Motherhood (Council Oak Books, 2001). She is also coauthor, with Rebecca Wald, of Celebrating Brit Shalom (Notim Press, 2015), the first-ever book of ceremonies and music for Jewish families seeking alternatives to circumcision. Born in Berkeley, California, Lisa still lives in the area with her husband, with whom she has two grown sons.


2019 Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner, Young Adult Fiction--Historical 2019 Best Book Award Finalist in Fiction (Young Adult) 2020 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Finalist in General Fiction Shortlisted in the 2019 Sarton Women's Book Awards for Historical Fiction "As persuasive as the memoirs Educated and The Glass Castle, Shrug yanks at the heartstrings... I felt white-knuckled empathy for the tough and fragile Martha." --Carolyn McVickar Edwards, author of Return of the Light and The Storyteller's Goddess "A book that slowly creeps up on you before grabbing you by the throat and demanding that you pay attention. I highly recommend this read." --Grant Leishman, Readers' Favorite "Rich with colorful characters, vivid descriptions and subtle insights... Moss's graceful prose brings you along on this poignant coming-of-age journey with pathos and humor." --Rifka Kreiter, author of Home Free: Adventures of a Child of the Sixties "Moss takes achingly relatable teenage angst and subjects it to parents so off-the-rails that the explosive Berkley antics around the Vietnam War 'outside' pale next to the domestic horror of the war at home--and then sets it to music. A book with a voice for generations, from Boomers to their grandchildren." --Rita Dragonette, author of The Fourteenth of September "Gripping from beginning to end, this beautifully written work is impossible to put down." --The BookLife Prize