Sharing a family legacy in a new book
October 1, 2021
“Fradel’s Story,” my third book since 2016, is especially sweet as it was co-written with my mother, Frances Cohen.
Ever since I could remember, my mother was the family storyteller. Give her an opening, and Fran, or “Fradel” as she was known to her close family, would regale any audience with family stories of her grandparents’ and parents’ lives in Russia, her early years of marriage to “My Bill” Cohen, and their life in small towns in the North Country. She told of raising four children, watching them leave for college and for marriage, and their returning with her gran...