Former Post copy editor Hannah Brown, who emigrated to Israel a decade ago, is in New York to celebrate the publication of her first novel, “If I Could Tell You.”
The novel is loosely based on some of her own experiences raising an autistic child as a single mom and the experiences of other women facing similar challenges.
Brown, who is currently music critic for the Jerusalem Post, said that the vast majority of marriages where there is an autistic child end in divorce.
The book revolves around the lives of four women who are raising autistic children, while they worry about everything from husbands who grow impatient with a child’s disability to the many medical theories and sometimes quack treatments parents and mothers have sought in an effort to find a cure.
The book from Vantage Point Press hits on March 31. Brown plans to celebrate with a book party for friends and supporters at Madame X on April 3.