Bywater Books is pleased to announced that Paper is White by Hilary Zaid has been short listed for the 2018 Foreword INDIES LGBT Book of the Year Award.

Paper is White

When oral historian Ellen Margolis and her girlfriend decide to get married, Ellen realizes that she can’t go through with a wedding until she tells her grandmother. There’s only one problem: her grandmother is dead. As the two young women beat their own early path toward marriage equality, Ellen’s longing to plumb that voluminous silence draws her into a clandestine entanglement with a wily Holocaust survivor–a woman with more to hide than tell–and a secret search for buried history that threatens to disrupt all of Ellen’s plans. If there is to be a wedding Ellen must decide: How much do you need to share to be true to the one you love? Set in ebullient, 1990s Dot-com era San Francisco,  Paper is White is a novel about the gravitational pull of the past and the words we must find to make ourselves whole.

“Paper Is White is a nuanced, wholehearted journey through a relationship that remains strong even through many obstacles.” — MAYA ALEXICE, Foreword Reviews

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