Marcia Fine

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Historical Fiction, Satire


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Award-winning author and speaker Marcia Fine has written seven novels, including The Blind Eye: A Sephardic Journey, historical fiction chosen by the state library of Arizona for ONEBOOKAZ 2015. Paper Children: An Immigrant’s Legacy has been a finalist for three national prizes. Paris Lamb, her sixth novel, deals with anti-Semitism in the 1950s. She has also written the only satirical series about Scottsdale. Her novel Hidden Ones released in 2017, examines conversos in Mexico during the Inquisition. It has won First Prizes in the categories of Historical Fiction and Multicultural as well as Honorable Mention from AZ Authors. She is working on a novel about the island of Rhodes and what happened there during WWII and spends her marketing time lecturing about Sephardic Jews, the role they played in Mexico and expressing her interest in epigenetics, a theme through my books. Marcia has a BA from Florida State University and a Masters from Arizona State University.


Title: Hidden Ones: A Veil of Memories
Publisher: Limage Press (2017)
Genre: Historical Fiction

Officials in Mexico City search and burn every soul not devoted to the Church. A family matriarch is arrested with her granddaughter as a witness. Celendaria, on the verge of becoming a woman, is also under suspicion for heresy. Although the family has been converted to Catholicism, they still practice rituals and traditions of Judaism in secret. Customs give many away. In a hostile environment a perilous adventure story emerges to shine a bright light on the Crespin family. Will they survive when most of the Americas are ruled by Spain? Not unlike many immigrant journeys today, religion becomes an issue for those accused. Based on transcripts during the Inquisition, the book utilizes actual people as well as facts, culinary customs and research from the Southwest Territories. It reveals one of the most obscure and dramatic episodes in Mexican and Jewish history. A great read for history buffs, curiosity seekers and those searching their past for explanations.

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Title: Paper Children: An Immigrant’s Legacy
Publisher: Limage Press (2011)
Genre: Historical Fiction

Driven by cataclysmic world events, the story encompasses the lives of three generations of women. In Book One Paulina, the privileged daughter of aristocratic parents, reluctantly follows her driven businessman husband to America in 1929. From a vantage point in New York she endures a difficult marriage and slowly becomes aware of the destruction of her large extended family in Poland as the Nazis tighten their grip on Europe. Book Two begins in 1940 following Paulina’s daughter, Sarah, as she pursues a career in photography. Sent on assignment to the Displaced Persons camps in Europe, Sarah is shaken loose from her faith and pursues a hedonsitic path. The third book deals with Mimi, Sarah’s daughter. A solitary young woman, she becomes curious about the family’s past. She explores the Holocaust and searches for her roots. In a confrontational scene Paulina hands over her family’s pre-war correspondence that she calls her “Paper Children.”

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Title: The Blind Eye: A Sephardic Journey
Publisher: Limage Press (2012)
Genre: Historical Fiction/Satire

Edict of Explusion:
31st of March, 1492
…accused of ritual murder in Granada and not under jurisdiction of the Inquisition, the Church orders expulsion of all Jews and Conversos from Spain within four months. In parallel stories set in the 15th century Portugal and the 1990s, two women explore their identities. Set against historical events, The Blind Eye creates a sweeping narrative about a family expelled from Spain connecting forward across time to a modern woman of Cuban descent.

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Title: Paris Lamb
Publisher: Limage Press (2015)
Genre: Historical Fiction

The suspicious death of an esteemed professor thrusts biblical archaeologist Michael Saunders to the forefront of a rare antiquities auction. Coupled with an academic meeting in New York, he is beckoned from a Paris vacation to authenticate the priceless artifacts known as God’s Gold. The objects, a candelabrum, silver trumpets and a sacrificial table, from Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem have traveled through the hands of barbarians and vandals, to find their way into the Vatican for safe-keeping. Released onto the open market, world powers vie for the treasures. Impulsively, Michael returns with his Paris lamb to encounter the opposition. Michael’s stance that the objects are authentic sparks confrontations with other archaeologists as well as a sinister cabal of Chinese investors. In defense of his research, his anger compounds what he feels about a revealed family secret. At the auction his life changes forever. A robust, satisfying read with a captivating love story that journeys from Paris to the Ivy League, New York, Miami and beyond.

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