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Fresh Pick | OUR HAGGADAH by Cokie Roberts
Author Guest , Fresh Pick / April 19, 2011

March 2011 On Sale: March 8, 2011 192 pages ISBN: 0062018108 EAN: 9780062018106 Hardcover $19.99  Add to Wish List Cookbooks, Non-Fiction Religion Buy at Second day of Passover Our Haggadah by Cokie Roberts Uniting Traditions For Interfaith Families New York Times bestselling authors and journalists Cokie and Steve Roberts share their Passover traditions in this engaging version of the Haggadah for couples and families of mixed faiths. When they met more than forty years ago, Cokie and Steve Roberts found common ground in their shared values, despite their different religious beliefs. Choosing to honor both of their faiths and traditions, they began hosting a Passover Seder that has evolved from a small family gathering to a veritable event celebrated with loved ones from all walks of life. Based on the time-honored Haggadah—the text read throughout the evening that gives order to the ritual meal—Our Haggadah is a practical guide for interfaith families, whether they’re celebrating their very first Passover or starting a new tradition. Originally composed on a typewriter and stapled together, Our Haggadah has been the Roberts family’s handbook for each Seder and comes from years of adapting and expanding their Seders to welcome all who wish to…

Tara Taylor Quinn | What REALLY Happened on Maple Street?
Author Guest / April 19, 2011

I’m so glad to be back with Sara and Gwen and Faye and everyone here at Fresh Fiction.  My husband, Tim Barney, and I are on a fifty stop original post blog tour, and a physical tour as well for our new book, IT HAPPENED ON MAPLE STREET.  We’re having all kinds of new experiences and are very grateful for every one of them, but it just plain feels good to be someplace familiar!  In celebration of our return to Fresh Fiction, we’re giving away a copy of IT HAPPENED ON MAPLE STREET to one of today’s commenters. IT HAPPENED ON MAPLE STREET is a very unique book.  It’s marketed as romance fiction.  And it’s a true story.  I am a romance writer.  And I wrote my true life story in the form of one of my fiction novels.  As we travel, we’re hearing some of the same questions over and over and today I’m going to answer the three at the top of the list! First:  How much of the story is true? Almost all of it.  As in with films based on true stories, some of the names and circumstances have been changed, but not many of them. …