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Mirror Mirror: A Collection of Memoirs and Stories, Stephanie Hart’s third book, is
composed of a series of fast-paced vignettes that explore her childhood, youth,
family, and ancestral background through a mix of real and imagined memories
and events. She recounts and interprets the unique details of her own life,
bringing to life the personalities and experiences of various relatives and friends
in an intimate, heartbreaking, and often humorous manner. Her rich prose is
evocative and poetic, yet highly accessible and engaging. Her story becomes a
window into many lives, lives most readers will find reflected in their own
personal narratives, encouraging them to revisit and re-imagine their own family
backgrounds.
Seamlessly blending past and present, Stephanie takes us from Manhattan of
the 1950s to Moscow and Odessa circa 1800s, where she imaginatively renders
the lives of her grandparents and great grandparents, and then takes us into the
twenty-first century. She bares her soul by inviting readers into her world: her
magical and unsettling early childhood by the sea, her years spent as the only
Jewish girl in a Presbyterian boarding school, her urban high school years during
which conflict with her mercurial and charismatic mother reaches a crescendo,
and the weight of her father’s anger and unrealized dreams press down upon
her. While acknowledging the mirror of the past, she shows us the love and
friendship reflected in her current life, celebrating the generative power of each
moment to transform experience.
Mirror Mirror is beautifully enhanced with well-preserved photographs of
Stephanie Hart’s family. These expressive images allow us to experience the
climate of other times and places as if we had been there ourselves.

-Editorial Reviews

Bittersweet collage of memories … Her smooth writing style, sharp insights and
eye for detail make her family problems compelling. This collection illustrates
Socrates’ philosophy that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” A hopeful,
finely rendered portrait of a dysfunctional family and its effects on the author. –
Kirkus Reviews

[Hart’s] writing bears an artful–almost impressionistic–quality, relying on lyricism
rather than plot and tension to engage readers. Some readers may miss the
rising tension… but reflective readers, who seek artistic healing of the common
hurts of growing up and growing older, will find that Mirror Mirror speaks
powerfully. –ForeWord Reviews

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