Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough

Love, Seduction and Survival—and Always, Paris

In 1950, Glynne Hiller, 26, goes to Paris with her husband, Joe, and her three-year-old daughter, Cathy, so they can all learn French and study in Paris. But after a year, Glynne leaves Joe. She doesn’t love him—in fact, she questions whether she’s ever been in love—and she seeks a more liberated life. Saucy and beautiful, Glynne charms one man after another, including the movie star Jean Gabin. Then she meets Maurice and her whole understanding of love changes.  Hiller, now 94, talks about that memorable and transformative experience with Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough. 

A Girl’s-Eye View of Las Vegas Jewish Power

The Magnificent Esme Wells moves between pre–WWII Hollywood and postwar Las Vegas—a golden age when Jewish gangsters and movie moguls were often indistinguishable in looks and behavior.

Remembering Sue Margolis, One Author to Another

In the email informing her friends of her death, Jonathan included some of her last writings. Reading them, I could hear her voice so clearly and although she had only been gone for a day or so, I already missed her so keenly.

A Conversation With Anca L. Szilagyi

Szilagyi speaks with Lilith’s fiction editor Yona Zeldis McDonough about Argentina’s Dirty War, its connection to the Holocaust, and her ongoing romance with food.