Alice, Texas

I am in tears after finishing Uncovered. Leah, it is stunning. You wrote your story honestly, compassionately, and skillfully. It is a grand accomplishment. You are rightfully proud and—may I say this?—somewhere far beyond all earthly [...]

August 17th, 2015|Letters from Readers|0 Comments

Susan, Colorado

I am in Telluride, Colorado where I have just spent the last few hours in The High Alpine Cafe finishing Leah Lax's newly published memoirUncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home*. I am [...]

August 17th, 2015|Letters from Readers|0 Comments

Linda, Texas

Your book arrived today!  The writing is very beautiful, even poetic, but I can see that it will be very hard to read. I had not relived my orthodox wedding until I read your wedding account. Mine [...]

August 17th, 2015|Letters from Readers|0 Comments

Alan, Galveston

Your book arrived Wednesday and I finished it last night. What an incredible memoir! Terrific writing, generous, heartfelt. Bold and sensitive. I could go on and on. After I finished it, the word "individuation" came to [...]

August 17th, 2015|Letters from Readers|0 Comments

Abortion in the Name of God

The following was in Dame Magazine on October 2, 2014: I had an abortion, when I was a covered woman in a fundamentalist community. I live in Texas. I thought about that recently when U.S. [...]

October 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Why do I write? I don’t.

Thanks to Anna B. Sutton, writer & co-founder of Porch Writers’ Collective, for inviting me to be part of her blog tour. Anna was born in Nashville and received her BFA from the Appalachian Center for [...]

August 4th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Getting a (writing) life

Let me get this clear: if I hadn’t turned to writing, there’s no way I would have been able to change my life. Writers often stumble onto this phenomenon—how studying this impossible craft has an [...]

July 6th, 2014|Blog|3 Comments