It s nearly Passover. Two families are driving to Florida laden with frozen brisket and enough matzoh to feed the entire Panhandle. But angst slips onto Pauline Berkovitz s lap in the form of a package: a mysterious box of matzoh with a name but no address. To find the rightful owner, Pauline must hone her inner trust and veer off course, yet deliver her motley convoy to their destination in time for the Seder. Ever had Passover in an RV? Hop aboard and celebrate with a twist. Let My RV Go! is an honest, humorous and refreshing account of one woman s search for meaning even if it requires turning her life upside down and tearing out the kitchen sink.
About the author:
Nicole Nathan studied English Literature at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating, she worked as an editor and then moved to advertising where she was a copywriter specializing in travel. Excited by the adventure and romance of this job, Nicole pictured herself roaming the world, notebook in hand.
That image was shattered when she had to write about Alaskan winters during a steamy summer while sweating in an office cubicle; and then wax about Costa Rican rainforests as icicles formed above her office window. Nicole has since developed an unusual talent for writing about places she has never visited.
Always searching for higher mountains to ascend, steeper trails to climb and increasing depths of meaning, Nicole became a trekker, mountain biker and ba'alat teshuvah. She happily embraced her spiritual renewal with Judaism and continues to learn, taking classes in Tanach and Jewish philosophy.
Looking for another challenge, she brought her family on aliyah in 2005. She envisioned being fluent in Hebrew, but soon realized the longer she lives is Israel, the worse her Hebrew gets. Nicole gave up ulpan to focus on English and now works with her husband in new media. She runs around with her laptop, hoping to find time for writing. Nicole is often seen writing in her car and on sunny park benches while waiting to pick up her kids from after-school activities.
She now lives with her husband and children in Ra anana and spends much time in spiritual Tsfat where she is infused with Chasidut, a touch of Carlebach, plus glorious hiking and biking in the surrounding mountains.
An engaging story of a family growing together as they grow Jewishly. Anyone on a journey, especially if you have a sense of humor, will recognize a piece of themselves I certainly did.
- Lori Palatnik, author and Founding Director of The Jewish Women s Renaissance Project
How exciting to note the arrival of gifted and sensitive new writer Nicole Nathan on the shores of Jewish literature. Well written fiction such as this, is just what the doctor ordered for the vitality and growth of our society s literature.
- Sarah Shapiro, author of Wish I Were Here and A Gift Passed Along.
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Published February 11, 2013
by Mosaica Press.
Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality.