Monday, December 9, 2013

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Paternity by Susan Baruch


by Susan Baruch

Giveaway ends December 12, 2013.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013


Exciting news! PATERNITY has just been made into an AUDIOBOOK! It was read by the excellent narrator, Karen Krause, who does a wonderful job bringing all the characters in Paternity to life, especially the very entertaining Jewish mother, Sylvia Berger!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

PATERNITY is now available on Kindle! Check it out here!

Friday, January 6, 2012

My creative daughter

Hannah has been home for the holidays. Tomorrow she returns to Kent State and the second semester of her third year begins Monday. Since she's been home, Hannah has delighted us with two significant creations. The first is a terrific love song that she wrote as a gift to her boyfriend. It's called I Found You. Hope you'll check it out! The second creation was her website which Hannah designed herself (she actually wrote the code!) Have a look at her artwork, etc., in your spare time. Pretty cool stuff. Here's the link:

Enjoy! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and creative 2012!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cantaloupes in the Can - a slice of Rochester life

I was pleased to learn that one of my earliest essays, "Cantaloupes in the Can," was accepted by a panel at Writers & Books to be part of Rochester's "Story Walk" series. You can read my essay below. Or, if you'd like to hear me read it to you, just click HERE for the audio version. Enjoy.

Cantaloupes in the Can

     From my front porch swing, I gaze out over the hills of Egypt, New York, hoping to see the world go by. But there’s not much action on this country road. Before long I'm reminiscing about the good old days when I came to live in Rochester just out of college. I had an apartment on Meigs Street then, with a front porch that overlooked a constant parade of Rochester characters. I used to walk to the Genesee food co-op, earthy and warm with its wood floors, its grain-filled bins and secondhand paper bags. Hmm, I muse, I could still shop there. So I get in my car and head for I-490 west.
     As I enter the familiar co-op, housed in the old firehouse building on Monroe Avenue, a mongrel cat rubs against my leg (all kinds are welcome here). I select a decent-looking bag and start filling it with fresh produce and the block of tofu that I've managed to fish out of a deep tub. At the checkout counter, the cashier is wearing a gentle smile on her face and a sleeping child on her back.
     I return to my car with a renewed sense of serenity and glide more slowly than usual onto the expressway. But my mood is soon jolted by the driver beside me who, for no apparent reason, is honking his horn and pointing mysteriously upward. Suddenly there’s a crashing sound and my groceries are scattering across the road. Two cantaloupes roll eastward, toward home. I pull over, shaking with disbelief. A motorcyclist comes by to ask if I’m okay. But I just burst into laughter and tears, right there in the Can of Worms, while my fellow travelers dodge cantaloupes.