Don­na Has Left The Building

  • From the Publisher
January 1, 2013

45-year-old Don­na Koczyn­s­ki is a for­mer bad Jew­ish girl” — a failed punk rock­er and recov­er­ing alco­holic. Now she’s a wise-aleck wife and moth­er molder­ing in the Detroit sub­urbs. That is until she returns home one day to the sur­prise of a lifetime.

As her world implodes, she sets off on an epic road trip to reclaim every­thing she believes she’s sac­ri­ficed since her wild youth: Great friend­ship, pas­sion­ate, love, and her art. Yet as she careens across Amer­i­ca, noth­ing turns out as planned. Ulti­mate­ly, she finds her­self on a remote Greek island instead, embroiled in the Syr­i­an Refugee Cri­sis. There she comes face to face with the lega­cy and respon­si­bil­i­ties of her Jew­ish her­itage. She becomes hum­bled — and part of a much greater team com­mit­ted to Tikkun Olam.” 

Irre­sistibly fun­ny, whip-smart, and sur­pris­ing­ly pow­er­ful, Don­na Has Left the Build­ing is a nov­el that defies all expec­ta­tions. It’s an unfor­get­table tale about spir­i­tu­al awak­en­ing and what it real­ly means to love in today’s big, bro­ken, beau­ti­ful world.

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