Q: What is your overall message to readers?
A: “I think the overall message here is not particularly Indian or Jewish.
Some may try to read it as an exotic story, but that is not the intention
at all. Rather it is a universal story of growing up and loving your family
and making peace.”
Q: Did writing the book help you to understand your parents’ decisions?
A: “Writing this book did allow me to understand my parents’ decisions
— so that I see the frictions described in my youth with much more sense
and comprehension. This was also probably a product of simply growing up.”
Q: What are your interests? What do you do in your spare time?
A: “In my spare time, I love to travel. In fact, I just came back from
a trip through some of the southern states here in America, promoting my
book. I like to dance and run, and to bake and hike. I love spending time
with my family.”
Q: Do you visit Israel?
A: “As I have been quite busy with work, I haven’t visited Israel in a
handful of years, but before that I would go back every year or two. And
I’m hoping to come again very soon.”
Q: Are you working on another book?
A: “I am currently working on a novel. It is set about
two thousand years ago in ancient Israel, and requires a lot of intricate
but very interesting research. I’m enjoying the process a great deal.”
Interview and review by Michele Kaplan-Green