Susan Sherman Guest Posts on WritersDigest.com: Tackling Historical Fiction

Excerpt: “Have you ever wondered how historical fiction gets written, how writers are able to bring to life a world long gone?  I know whenever I visit an artisanal chocolate shop or a cheese shop or any craft store, I always wonder how it’s done.  So for those of you who are curious about the craft of historical fiction writing, I’ll part the curtain a little and let you have a peek.” For the full guest post, click here:...

BookingMama.net Reviews The Little Russian

Excerpt: “THE LITTLE RUSSIAN would make an outstanding book club selection. The story is epic and encompasses so much about individuals and society. I was excited to find a very in-depth reading guide in the back of my copy. And when I say in-depth, I mean in-depth! There are 29 intriguing discussion questions and some recommendations for further reading. Some of the topics you might want to explore include war, poverty, sacrifice, secrets, alienation, religion, success, freedom, love and marriage, grief, duty, dreams, and redemption. I highly recommend THE LITTLE RUSSIAN to fans of historical fiction!” For the full review, click here:...

San Diego Jewish World Review’s Susan Sherman’s The Little Russian

Excerpt: “One of the greatest values of this novel is its depiction of Berta’s metamorphosis from a self-centered, would-be social snob to a woman who throws aside her pretensions in order to survive.  Once she had shopped at the finest stores, and had servants to do her bidding, but later in her life, she undergoes role reversal.” For the full review, click here:...

Beatrice.com interviews Susan Sherman

Excerpt: “The early 20th-century Ukraine, still known in those days as “Little Russia,” is a world away from the Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven, so I was curious about what brought that show’s co-creator, Susan Sherman, to the story of Berta, a young Jewish woman who gets a taste of Moscow high life and then is sent back home to her family in Mosny. It turns out The Little Russian is rooted in Sherman’s family history—and though she knew that history well as it had been passed down among her kin, she soon realized that’s not the same thing as a story you can tell in a novel.” For the full interview, click here:...

A Bookish Affair review Susan Sherman’s The Little Russian

 Review excerpt: “This book will be fascinating to history lovers. It focuses on what the newly formed Soviet Union was like before religion was essentially removed. Many of the characters are Jewish, a religion that was definitely villified under Soviet rule. Sherman does a great job of capturing the crazy amount of chaos that there was in this rapidly changing environment.” Full review...