Author Meet and Greet with David Abromowitz

  Join us on September 23rd from 12:00-2:00pm to meet "The Foxtail Legacy" author David Abromowitz! 

The following info comes courtesy of David's website,

David Abromowitz is an advocate, policy shaper, believer in opportunity youth, affordable housing attorney and writer.  Most recently, David founded the New Power Project, a national effort to support people who have grown up experiencing poverty in running for local elective office. A frequent author of op-eds and policy papers during his career as an attorney at Goulston & Storrs, as the Chief Public Policy Officer of YouthBuild USA and as a Senior Fellow at the Center for America Progress, David’s writings have appeared in the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, USA Today, Huffington Post and many other publications.

An active civic leader, David serves on the Board of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, B’nai B’rith Housing New England, and the Princeton Class of 1978 Foundation, and he previously served on the boards of The Equity Trust, YouthBuild USA, and the New Economy Coalition, among others.  A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, his contributions have been recognized by numerous awards, including the Affordable Housing Vision Award of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, the Distinguished Achievement Award of B'Nai B'rith Housing New England, and the Lifetime Achiever award of the National Law Journal. 

David is a proud New Jersey native now living in the Boston area. The Foxtail Legacy is his first novel.


 The Foxtail Legacy:  Jacob Itzkowitz, a teenager with a knack for handling horses, leaves behind his village of Shavlan and the anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia to seek his fortune in the 1880s gold rush boom in South Africa. His skills and brashness attract the attention of a Boer leader who convinces Jacob to undertake a dangerous, clandestine mission. After completing the harrowing task and collecting his reward, Jacob stealthily returns to Shavlan to take a bride, Shira —a spirited young woman who conceals her own secret. Together they venture to build a new life in early 20th Century America, where Shira’s secret ripples through two more generations and provokes intra-family strife.  Their strong wills enable Jacob and Shira to succeed in a strange new land, while creating clashes, fueling feuds, and sowing the seeds for a complex legal battle over inheritance.

Compulsively readable and propelled by a deep compassion for its characters, "The Foxtail Legacy" explores the external and internal pressures on three generations who straddle the chasm between the Old World and the New, and the legacy of a patriarch in relentless pursuit of the American Dream.