The Goldie Standard

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$19.00  $17.67
Sibylline Press
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5.32 X 8.47 X 0.73 inches | 0.88 pounds
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About the Author

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Simi Monheit calls Northern California home. Simi is a graduate of Stanford's Online Novel Writing Certificate program, has a Master's degree in Computer Science and an undergraduate degree in English. She started writing after a career in technology. Her work has appeared in, The Forward, Moment, Chautauqua, HerStry, Pacifica Literary Review and Lilith Magazine. Simi most recently was a Pushcart Prize nominee (2020), placed in the 2O20 Writer's Digest literary fiction short story contest, and even won the 2022 Pacifica Literary Review bodice ripper contest.


"An aged Jewish woman kvetches her way toward love while solving everyone else's problems in Monheit's bittersweet comic novel. Monheit's sparkling prose poetically and humorously conveys the collision of romantic dreams with crotchety reality. A hilarious saga of family renewal and last-chance romance that plucks the heartstrings." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Can you have an acerbic yet golden heart? Oh yes, you can, as Simi Monheit proves in her compassionate, compelling and comedic debut, The Goldie Standard. While this novel reads like a romantic caper, Monheit doesn't shy away from examining the most fraught of our human complexities. Much like her main character, Goldie, Monheit's magic lies in her ability to touch the tenderest of heart strings while tickling all the funny bones. Another bit of magic? No one can live up to The Goldie Standard, and then, somehow, everyone does." --R. Cathey Daniels, Author of Live Caught

"This delightful, insightful debut novel crackles with the different ways to love and the many ways to harm. At its center, the flawed, fierce, and marvelous Goldie Mandell--a Jewish child wrenched from Nazi Germany; a young woman wildly in love; a mother and grandmother thick with love and regrets; and a hard-headed guardian of history, identity, tradition, and family. The Goldie Standard is a tragicomic balm against a too-often inhumane world rife with incalculable suffering that ultimately sends up a rally cry for togetherness, for grace, for peace, for being fully, majestically alive." --Ethel Rohan, author of Sing, I

"Monheit has the real deal knack of bringing her characters to life with the most surprising, charming, and readable voices. Goldie is a protagonist who will stay with me for a long time: a friend, a mentor, a pleasure." --Josh Mohr, author of Model Citizen and Damascus