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Sonia Taitz

Sonia Taitz Sonia Taitz holds a J.D. from Yale and an M.Phil in English from Oxford, where she was awarded the Lord Bullock Prize for Writing. Her most recent book, The Watchmaker's Daughter, is a lyrical, romantic tale about the headstrong American daughter of Holocaust survivors. Seeking relief from their traumatized world, she escapes to Oxford, where she is smitten by the son of an anti-Semitic family. Amidst the drama lies a sense of magic and healing possibility of love. The Watchmaker's Daughter has been recommended by People magazine as "funny and heartwrenching," listed under Fanfair/​"Hot Type" in Vanity Fair, and cited as a "Can't-Miss Memoir" by Reader's Digest

She'll have a new book out in April 2017, Great with Child.

"Our entire group absolutely loved Sonia Taitz! She was a delightful speaker and lovely, warm person. Thank you so much for sending her to us… Sonia is almost like an actress… funny, using different voices and accents. Her love and warmth for her parents is amazing. She had everyone under her spell!!"
-- Darilyn Alderman, Literary Society, Inc.

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Reviews of The Watchmaker's Daughter

An invigorating memoir... especially noteworthy for its essential optimism and accomplished turns of phrase.
-- Kirkus Reviews,

One of the year's best reads. This poignant memoir is a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to the author's parents. Funny, yet moving, The Watchmaker's Daughter illuminates Sonia Taitz's life growing up in New York City, the daughter of Holocaust survivors... It is the story of an ambitious and gifted daughter whose aspirations and goals collide with those of her parents.
-- The Jewish Journal,