Kvetch: One Bitch of a Life-Memoir of Music and Survival by Greta Beigel
Approx. 38,200 words.
Published on October 17, 2011.
Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships.
In "Kvetch," concert pianist-turned-journalist Greta Beigel looks back at dysfunctional Jewish family life lived under apartheid in South Africa. In telling her tale Greta inhabits many worlds: Child piano prodigy cowed by a superambitious mother, Elvis-idolizing teen, naive newlywed, American immigrant and finally California journalist.