Rachel Mann kind of does it all. She writes plays, novels, and is a mom of three. In the past, we talked to her about her play “Class Mother,” which premiered this past March in NYC. Now, she just came out with her book “On Blackberry Hill,” which centers around two teenagers, a mother and daughter, coming of age at the same Jewish summer camp, just 20 years apart.
For many of you, this story may eerily reflect your own life–even if your kid doesn’t go to the same exact Jewish summer camp–as many of our experiences mirror and reflect that of our children.
Sarah Bunin Benor, winner, Sami Rohr Choice Award for Jewish Literature, has said the book is the “perfect setting for a multi-generational novel: a daughter connects with her late mother through names etched in the bleachers, murals in the dining hall, and a mysterious stranger. Mann’s compelling story and artful writing make this an excellent read for teens and adults.”
If this doesn’t intrigue you, I don’t know what will. Luckily, we’re giving away a copy of Rachel’s book to three winners until next Tuesday, August 23. Enter to win the giveaway below: