A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of giving a book event at the WEST END MUSEUM, the neighborhood of Miriam Levine’s family, in my historical novel BEGUILED.
Duane Lucia interviewed me. He was the former director of the Museum that honors this multi-ethnic immigrant community that was tragically razed by the Redevelopment Authority in the 1950s. Even though we had a rainy, construction filled, traffic laden night to travel to downtown Boston, all the people who said they’d be there arrived. Thanks to those hardy souls, it was a lively evening.
I especially appreciated Boston-based journalist Susie Davidson’s ardent desire to cover this event. She has roots in this community, beloved by all who lived there or who had relatives there. Susie has been relentless in her middle of the night writing vigils, adding pertinent information about me and my family to her articles, and including vignettes about famous (real) people in my book, e.g., Eugene O’Neill and other luminaries of the Roaring Twenties’ culture scene.
Here’s a link to a version of the article that was published in Jewish Boston. She thought that Jewish identified publications would be interested, since the Levine’s were Russian-Jewish immigrants active in the socialist/unionist Arbiter Ring or Workmen’s Circle that still exists today.
If you have ideas about other publications that might be willing to publish this or other versions of the article, please comment on this blog or social media site.