My Iceberg

My Iceberg, © J. Appleton, 2012

Hello again. I realize I haven’t posted in awhile, between rewriting the first chapters of the new novel and hosting Maurizio’s mother, brother and niece (more on our adventures in the next post). But I want to share a beautiful iceberg with you. Happened this way.

Some years ago, when I was between colleges and living in New York, I worked in the Rockefeller Foundation reference library, checking out credentials of the many scholars who wanted grants (not the absolute lunatics who wanted money — they got a form response). In the next department was my new friend Judith Appleton, a fine photographer and artist who generously and vainly tried to get me involved in the visual arts — drawing, block print, silk screen — for all of which I had no talent at all. Later I moved to Ohio, she to Israel and we lost touch. Just recently, through the power of internet, I found Judith in Jerusalem, doing wonderful landscape art. Recently she took a painting vacation in north Greenland (doesn’t everybody?) and shared this beautiful and evocative work, part of an iceberg series. So I share it with you.

Pamela Schoenewaldt, historical novels of immigration and the search for self in new worlds: WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS, SWIMMING IN THE MOON, and UNDER THE SAME BLUE SKY (all HarperCollins).

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Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference, April 5-7, 2018. Two workshops: “Ancient fires for modern words” and “Blending narrative & description to empower your prose.”

When We Were Strangers, in Italian translation, presented in Pescasseroli, Italy, August 2018.

Recent Review
“Absorbing and layered with rich historical details, in Under the Same Blue Sky, Schoenewaldt weaves a tender and at times, heartbreaking story about German-Americans during World War I. With remarkable compassion, the author skillfully portrays conflicted loyalties, the search for belonging, the cruelty of war, and the resilience of the human spirit.”—Ann Weisgarber, author of The Promise and The Personal History of Rachel Dupree

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