Sondra Helene

Sondra Helene

Sondra Helene is a board member and writer at GrubStreet, Boston’s center for literary arts. She is the former president of Friends of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and is a member of Hadassah and Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Her debut novel, Appearances, was published in April, 2019. Appearances was listed by PopSugar as one of the 10 books by debut authors to watch in 2019 and by Parade as one of 10 books to read when family drama is consuming your life. She Reads listed Appearances as a novel to read if you like the show, This is Us. You can visit her at She is on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter as @sondrahelene. Sondra is a graduate of Ithaca College and Columbia University. She loves skiing, yoga, pilates, and Nantucket. She has two grown children and lives in Boston with her husband and two poodles.

Blog Posts

Sondra Helene and her sister Margie

Writing Through Grief

by Sondra Helene

Author Sondra Helene describes how her sister’s death led her to write a memoir, Appearances.

Topics: Family, Memoirs

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