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Jen Michalski

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You'll Be Fine (2021; NineStar Press)




"An enjoyable story about an adult trying to grow up"
Kirkus Reviews

Selected, "Best Books We Read This Year (2021)”— Independent Book Review

Coming Soon

The Company of Strangers
(2022; Braddock Avenue Books)

5/28/13: Essay in Psychology Today


I was thrilled to contribute an essay to Psychology Today in commemoration of Memorial Day about my grandfathers, who served in World War II. I wrote about their service and how they were the inspiration for my forthcoming novel, The Tide King, out this month:

As Mitch Albom so aptly wrote, “It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.” Likewise, it took some time before I began to consider the sum of my grandfather’s life outside of his narrow role in mine.
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