Winner, 2013 Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers
2013 Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Outstanding Achievement Recognition
Finalist, 2014 Binghampton University John Gardner Fiction Book Award
After losing her husband and daughter in an auto accident, 42-year-old Emma flies to Paris, discovers she has a twin brother whose existence she had not known about, and learns that her birth parents weren't the Americans who raised her, but a White Russian film star of the 1920s and a French Stalinist. A story about identity and the shaping function of art, My Life as a Silent Movie presents a vividly rendered world and poses provocative questions on the relationship of art to life.