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Angela Himsel

Angela Himsel
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Angela Himsel. Photo courtesy of the author.

Angela Himsel’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Jewish Week, Forward, Lilith, and elsewhere. Her column “Angetevka” on won two American Jewish Press Association Awards. Angela holds a BA from Indiana University, which included two years at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an MFA from The City College of New York.

She grew up the seventh of eleven children in rural southern Indiana in a fundamentalist, doomsday, Christian faith. She converted to Judaism and lives in New York City. Her 2018 memoir,A River Could Be a Tree, traces that journey.

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Angela Himsel On Her Book "A River Could Be A Tree"

Exclusively for JWA, Himsel reflects on seeing her book A River Could Be A Tree in stores for the first time and meditates on the uncategorizable nature of books... and people.

Topics: Memoirs

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Angela Himsel." (Viewed on January 18, 2019) <>.


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