Acts of Assumption is the story of the love between two women, both outsiders in their respective communities. Serach Gottesman, mathematically gifted and fiercely self-reliant, comes from a strict Orthodox family. Paloma Rodriguez is a streetwise Latina healer from the Bronx. Acts of Assumption portrays the struggle of these two very different women to uphold their love amid the rigid rules and the cultural pressures, from their families and from the wider world, that bombard them.
“. . . The people and worlds in Acts of Assumption are singular and universal at once, and vividly drawn. Leicher is a novelist to watch.”
SJ Rozan, Award-winning author of Ghost Hero
“… a rare book that can be read by everyone who wants to understand the richness of diversity in contemporary America.”
Dr. Rosa Gil, author of The Maria Paradox: How Latinas Can Merge Old World Traditions with New World Self-Esteem
S.W. Leicher grew up in the Bronx in a bi-cultural (Latina and Jewish) home. She moved out of New York to pursue a Masters’ degree in Public Policy and then came right back again to raise her family on the Upper West Side, where she still lives with her husband and two black cats. For the past forty years she has conducted policy research and produced reports and marketing materials for a range of non-profits, federations, government agencies and foundations. Acts of Assumption is her first novel.