Saturday 3 September 2022

The Memory Keeper by S.Nadja Zajdman


How we came to publish this one

We have already published S.Nadja Zajdman several times – in our annual anthologies and on CafeLit. She has a great story-telling voice and we were so pleased to put this one together for her.   

The title

There is a great title. The narrator here does gather lots of memories. This reads like a memoir but it is in fact fiction.     

Some notes about the process

I had the privilege of working with Sharon on this book. It was a great pleasure. It was such a satisfactory process for two reasons: there wasn’t much that needed altering and Sharon was very open to suggestions.    

The cover

We went backwards and forwards a little with pictures of snow scenes. There is still an element of that in the way the child is dressed. But this is such an apt illustration; much of the narrative is about the relationship between the narrator and her father.    

Some notes about style

The writing is very engaging and tending toward the literary. Zajdman works with the sense to create vivid pictures. There is also a considerable amount of inner monologue.  

Who we think the reader is

This is an absorbing read and relationships figure largely in the narrative. It will certainly also make the reader think,   

What else

This is one of our single author collections. Yet it could also be in Feisty Women series. Although each chapter is a self-contained d story there is also an over-arching story as well.

Review copies

It’s always great if you can buy the book and give us a review. Just click on the image to be taken to Amazon or here for other options of buying. If you would like to review and you are strapped for cash, just get in touch for a free PDF or mobi-file.     

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