My Other Mother

Cover art: "Action Figures" by Edith Vonnegut

New fiction from Sharon Pywell


Karli Benmidich thinks she’s a Jewish girl from Long Island, a veterinarian, a mother of twins and daughter to two doting Jewish doctors. Then one afternoon a Native American artifact curator calls her to ask if she is the Benmidich who owns an invaluable Plains Indian war shirt. She says no. But she soon realizes that she’s wrong about this, as well as many other things about herself. She does actually own this treasure and it’s sitting in her parents’ closet where they hid it over thirty years ago along with the truth about who she really is.
She could pursue the trail beginning with this artifact, or turn away. She chooses to pursue.