Up The Hill to Home
Cherished only child of Charley and Emma Beck, Lillie is the unlikely issue of an improbable union. Beloved wife of Ferd Voith, she is the happy mother of a tribe of nine, and newly expecting her tenth.
Emma's miracle, Ferd's universe, the beating heart of the household: when Lillie is stricken in a fall, her memories tug at threads woven through a century as the fabric of the family frays around her.
Up the Hill to Home sketches an enduring portrait of four generations of the Miller-Beck-Voith clan against the backdrop of Washington, DC as the city itself grows from a dusty pre-Civil War cowtown to a national capital in the throes of the Great Depression.
About Jennifer Bort Yacovissi (Washington, DC Author)
Jennifer Bort Yacovissi’s debut novel, UP THE HILL TO HOME, which won INDIEFAB and Readers’ Favorite 2015 gold writing awards, is a fictionalized account of her mother's family in Washington, D.C. from the Civil War to the Great Depression. Jenny is a member of PEN/America and the National Book Critics’ Circle, writes a monthly column for the Washington Independent Review of Books (WIRoB), and reviews regularly for both WIRoB and the Historical Novels Review of the Historical Novel Society. She is serving as chair of the 2017 and 2018 Books Alive! Washington Writers Conference, and is president of the Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association. She owns a small project management and engineering consulting firm, and enjoys gardening and being on the water. Jenny lives with her husband Jim in Crownsville, Maryland.