Tag Archives: family of choice

Royal family outing in the marketplace of Home City

With the loss of my grandparents this summer, I feel even more acutely the importance of “family of choice.” There are so many wonderful people in my life that I’ve found through luck rather than blood ties, from my super … Continue reading

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On Christmas, Jews go out for Chinese food and then to the movies

Not everyone, of course! But some of us do, so here are the characters from  The Second Mango, Climbing the Date Palm, and A Harvest of Ripe Figs (due out January 21, 2015) enjoying their meal before going to see Annie. Drawing by Peroxids.

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I Love You a Latke!

Latkes for everyone! During all eight days of Chanukah, use the code latkes to get 20% off  The Second Mango and Climbing the Date Palm (but only on those links, not on Amazon or the paperbacks.) Artwork by Yeaka of the four main characters of the … Continue reading

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My favorite sparring partner

Some people flirt by batting their eyelashes or blowing kisses, but then there’s Isaac and Rivka… These are the characters you get to hang out with if you read The Second Mango and its sequels (Climbing the Date Palm is due out … Continue reading

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Family portrait

The four main characters of The Second Mango and its sequels, as drawn on commission by akidoodles. Here is her commission info. Queen Shulamit, the cuddly intellectual lesbian star of the series, is the one in the lower right corner.   This picture goes up … Continue reading

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Family of choice

Family of choice is very important to the themes in The Second Mango and its sequels. I wanted to celebrate the many types of love that make family–birth relatives, romantic love, in-laws, stepfamily, and those friends who become family because … Continue reading

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I will never get tired of durian humor

Perach’s prosperity comes from tropical agriculture. Here, Queen Shulamit shows the other characters from The Second Mango… …an incredibly stinky fruit called durian. Often called the king of fruit, it tastes  good–well, maybe–but smells so bad that there are signs … Continue reading

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