April Grunspan became enamored of writing while studying under author Carole Klein at Goddard College during the 1970s. She worked as a journalist and an editor until she took a long break to raise a family. She has now returned to her love of crafting fiction. Her inspiration for The Coat is a Nazi officer's coat her son did, indeed, inherit from his Holocaust-survivor grandfather. This is her first published novel.
About The Coat:
When he inherits a Nazi officer's coat from his Holocaust-survivor grandfather, Seth Feinberg wonders how it came into his family, causing him to examine his relationship with his Jewish roots.
"An intelligently conceived meditation on the curative powers of storytelling." -Kirkus Reviews