Leah Lax - Uncovered

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 6:00pm

In Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home, Leah Lax tells her story beginning as a young teen who left her liberal, secular home for life as a Hasidic Jew, and ending as a forty-something woman who has to abandon the only world she's known for thirty years in order to achieve personal freedom. In understated, crystalline prose, Lax details her experiences with arranged marriage, cult-like faith, and motherhood during her years with the Hasidim, and explores how her creative, sexual, and spiritual longings simmer beneath the surface throughout her time there. The first book to tell the story of a gay woman who spent thirty adult years in the Hasidic fold, this is the moving story of Lax's long journey toward finding a home where she truly belongs.

Leah Lax has won awards in both fiction and nonfiction and her work has been included in numerous anthologies and publications, print and online, including Dame, Lilith, and Salon. Her work for stage has been reviewed in the New York Times, and Rolling Stone magazine, and has been broadcast on NPR. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631529955
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Published: She Writes Press - August 28th, 2015

Writers' League of Texas Discovery Award

Wordwrite Award

Finalist: Pirate's Alley Faulkner Prize, May Sarton Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, Chautauqua Prize

a Redbook Magazine and Good Housekeeping Best of the Year