Esti Skloot - Uprooted: A Memoir of a Marriage (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

Uprooted is the story of Esther—a young, pregnant, adventurous, British-born Israeli—who follows her new husband, Steve, to America, and soon realizes that she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Even before their baby is born, Esther discovers the dark side of her charming film production manager husband, and learns that she must cope with his moodiness and domineering personality. Left alone day after day in a high-rise apartment in Queens, Esther struggles with culture shock, homesickness, and adapting to her husband's whims—like the baby goat he brings home to their eighth-floor apartment to keep as a pet. Ten years and two more children later, thirty-four-year-old Steve is diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Despite aggressive treatments, he succumbs to the disease, leaving Esther to care for their three children alone. Esther at first feels lost and bewildered; as time goes on, however, she discovers that there is a freedom in her new situation—and that she has a greater inner strength than she ever before realized.

Esti Skloot is an adjunct professor of Hebrew at the University of San Francisco. She was born in England to Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi Germany.  She grew up in Israel where she received her teaching credentials from the Hebrew Teachers’ Seminary in Jerusalem. Esti served in the IDF as a singer in an army entertainment troupe. She married an American whom she met while working on a ZIM line ship and immigrated to New York. After moving to California, she received her BA in music at Sonoma State University and her MFA in creative writing at the University of San Francisco.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Uprooted: Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631526640
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - August 20th, 2019

When pregnant Esther--a young, adventurous, British-born Israeli--follows her new husband, Steve, to America, she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Even before their baby is born, Esther discovers the dark side of her charming film production manager husband, and learns that she must cope with his moodiness and domineering personality.