The Bone Weaver

Following the death of her lifelong friend, professor Mimi Zilber sets off on a journey to discover how she came to this lonely place in her life, and why she runs from the opportunity to love. The Bone Weaver is a blend of history and fiction created around three generations of women and their struggles to survive pogroms, illness and the violence of shtetl life in nineteenth-century eastern Europe. Taking apart the family tapestry thread by thread, studying these women and their daily lives of uncertainty, tragedy and joy, Mimi learns important lessons about courage and the will to survive. In her discovery of what makes these women remarkable, she also discovers herself.


Book Passage (News and Reviews): “The sense of place…past and
present, is captivating and profound.”

Midwest Book Review: “The Bone Weaver is a superbly written generational story…unique, powerful…inspiring, and very highly recommended…”

Gayle Brandeis, author, The Book of Dead Birds: A gorgeous, deeply moving exploration of grief and the stories that ultimately sustain us. Zackheim plumbs both the inner and outer worlds with great sensitivity and grace.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
What do you believe? Is there a God? What does "faith" mean to you? Is it a guiding force...or a concept you reject? In this book, twenty-four leading authors---from New York Times and international bestsellers to CNN journalists; from political activists to rabbis; from the irreverent to the devout---explore their thoughts and feelings about faith, and discover answers to questions many had long ignored.
Creative Nonfiction: Anthology
One little word, one casual lie, one devastating announcement and our lives are turned upside down forever. In He Said What? Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed, 25 gifted women writers share profoundly personal moments in which a man in their life said something good or bad that changed them irrevocably.
Some of our country's finest authors share the personal experiences of death...and humor. Their pieces are poignant, funny, intimate, and sometimes downright laugh-out-loud hysterical. Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Ellen Sussman, Barbara Graham, Zoe Carter, Sherry Glaser-Love...and more.
Creative Nonfiction: Anthology
Do we devote our energies to beauty and fitness? Do we fight our body ... or befriend it? Twenty-seven gifted authors share their secrets.

Creative Non-fiction: Anthology
When you were a child, how did you imagine yourself as an adult? And now that you're an adult, have you become that person? Leading authors answer these questions.

A cheating husband? An unfaithful wife? A child affected by infidelity? Many viewpoints, from emotional to funny, raging to accepting. All of them memorable! Three weeks on Canada's bestseller list!
Fiction
“The sense of place... past and present, is captivating and profound.”
Book Passage (News and Reviews)

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