Marsha Susan Tracy


I was born in Brooklyn, New York, where I was expected to marry a good Jewish boy. Instead, I moved to Boise, Idaho and married a good Gentile man. Now, after living more than two decades in Idaho, I consider myself an honorary “spud.” My husband and I love to travel, particularly in the back roads of rural Idaho. We are parents to four grown children and have four grandchildren, and are happily active in our church as deacons. I also love to garden, and am a dedicated dog enthusiast and canine behaviorist.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
It was difficult to limit my answer to just five books, but here you go. I loved a Wrinkle in Time as a girl because the story created an alternate reality that I believed (at least while I read the book). I would like to read it again as an adult to find out if I can still allow myself to believe the unlikely.

As an adult, some of the stories that made the biggest impact on me have been A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCort, East of the Mountains by Dave Guterson, and Snow Falling on Cedars, also by Dave Guterson, and #6 Hungry for the World by Kim Barnes.

In each one of these books, the plot, the characters, and the conflict drew me in as if I were one of the characters. The prose was poetic. I savored each sentence like I would savor a piece of Belgium chocolate.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mainly memoirs, though I like to break it up with an engaging novel every few books.
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Where to find Marsha Susan Tracy online


Finding, Faith, Finding Safe, Finding Potatoes: Trading Religion for Amazing Grace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,820. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Finding Faith, Finding Safe, Finding Potatoes is the story of a Jewish girl who struggles as a child to fit in with her peers and, as a woman, to find love, purpose, and a sense of belonging. In her early twenties, Marsha finds acceptance when she becomes a Christian during a trip to Idaho, but it comes with a price.

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bristol    bulimia    church    faith    faith and love    grace    religion    toxic faith    unconditional love