Cover image taken from Blue Veronika
1999, gouache on Amate paper, 36
" x 24,Private collection

GOLEM GIRL: a memoir, by Riva Lehrer

Published by One World, Penguin/Random House

In-store date:
October 6, 2020

Book Launch:
October 8, 2020 at the Swedish-American Museum of Chicago


Artist and scholar Riva Lehrer’s GOLEM GIRL, a memoir in the tradition of Hold Still by Sally Mann and Just Kids by Patti Smith, telling the story of how the writer, born with disabilities, searches for a livable, subversive identity in a society afraid of strange bodies, ultimately becoming an innovative painter whose work honors beauty of all kinds, with her extraordinary portraits interspersed throughout the narrative.

Pre-order Golem Girl through Penguin Random House or at Riva's favorite local bookstore, Women & Children First.


Riva Lehrer is represented by Markus Hoffmann at Regal Hoffmann & Associates.

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