Terri Paul

Immigration Photo: Hungary, 1914. Uncle Sam (Sam) second from left; my grandmother (Mama) holding my mother (Kati); Aunt Sarah; Aunt Gizella (Mina). 

  • "[Serene is] an imaginative young narrator...the oddity of [her] visions culminate in a heart-warming final chapter." PUBLISHER”S WEEKLY, May 10, 1999.

  • "[Serene[‘s…] adventures are, at times, hilarious, at others, painfully sad, but always engaging and interesting." BOOKLIST, June 1, 1999.

  • "Throughout events flow dramatically from the perspective of an innocent young girl." LIBRARY JOURNAL, June 1999. 

  • "The stories spun by Serene, like often-told tales, are distilled to their essences...Paul leaves readers hungry for more." COLUMBUS DISPATCH, August 5, 1999.

  • "Terri Paul...captures life in pre-WWI Hungary….One of the best ‘Coming to America’ stories I’ve ever read." OHIOANA QUARTERLY, Fall 1999. 

  • "Rich turns of phrase and colorful imagery evoke...the darkly humorous tales of Sholom Aleichem or Isaac Singer." CHICAGO TRIBUNE, November 7, 1999.

  • "The story is fiction...readers feel 'this really happened.'" JEWISH BOOK WORLD, Spring 2013.