Lisa Sachs grew up in New York and lives in Illinois with her husband. She was a social worker in the Chicago area for over 25 years and that background informs her writing. After listening to her clients’ stories for all that time, Lisa decided to write about some of them. Doing that she found her own voice.
In Breaking the Fall and other stories that she has written, Lisa gives us a peek into the lives of people who live in our midst but are often invisible.
Breaking the Fall opens as Sherry Berger, a therapist on the northwest side of Chicago, contemplates how to reconcile her apparently middle class life with the life and death emergencies of her clients. Sherry has secrets of her own and she hopes that these secrets won’t impact her ability to help her clients.