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Crooked Lines: A Single Mom’s Jewish Journey

Crooked Lines: A Single Mom’s Jewish Journey

While trying to sort out the answer to this question-along with the question of what being Jewish meant to her-Zark began writing. This book was born of the journey. Married to the cantor of a Jewish synagogue, trying to fit in to a life she hadn’t anticipated, Jenna Zark is completely unprepared when her marriage falls apart. Now staring down the prospect of being a single mom, Zark has to decide if and how to work with her former husband, now co-parent, to give her son a Jewish heritage. While the holidays and rituals in these pages are Jewish, the theme is universal and familiar for anyone who has ever experienced lifetransforming loss. Crooked Lines is Jenna Zark’s honest and compelling story of navigating divorce, single parenthood, interfaith marriage, and losing parents while holding on to one’s humor and traditions.

Pages: 232
Pub Date: 09-05-2022
Softcover: 17.95 9781646637485
Hardcover: 26.95 9781646637508


Jenna Zark is an award-winning author and playwright. Her columns for TC Jewfolk were the basis for Crooked Lines and frequently went viral at sites around the country. Zark is also the author of two middle-grade books, The Beat on Ruby's Street and Fool's Errand, released by Dragon Moon Press. Both books achieved top-50 ranking in Amazon's Children and Historical Fiction category several times. The Beat on Ruby's Street won first prize from Wishing Shelf awards in the UK and was a finalist for the Minnesota Author's Project. Zark's play A Body of Water was published by Dramatists Play Service, produced at Circle Repertory Company in New York, and chosen by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture as a play that "breaks new ground." To learn more, visit jennazark.com.

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