janet lee berg

About me

Janet has published a hardcover book, called “Glitz of the Hamptons,” about an aging character who’s lost on a journey home, showing the true beauty of the Hamptons known for its affluence and glamour, reminding us that all that glitters is not gold. Janet Berg’s work has been featured in Dan’s Papers, The Southampton Press, The Independent, The Montauk Quarterly, and was interviewed on WHTV Television show.

She has completed her first novel, “Rembrandt’s Shadow,” based on stunning true life events of her family. Raised in pre-WWII, Holland, Sylvie Rosenberg, the privileged daughter of a renowned Jewish art dealer, spends the first fourteen years of her childhood without ever knowing her father’s love. Until the day that he traded one of his beloved masterpieces to the Nazis in exchange for her life. (* Written about in the New York Times, Heirs Make Huge Claim Over Dutch Art Trade.)

Also, in progress is her sequel titled “Restitution.”

From my website

TALKIN’ TURKEY

Holiday Dinner with the FamilyI I wonder if it would be socially acceptable to dump my family and invite myself to eat the holiday feast with the Johnsons, total strangers who live around the bend  … ‘cause I don’t think I can take another year with my over-zealous politically-inclined relatives.…

WHY I WRITE

People often ask me why I write … hmm. That’s a story in itself. Early on I think I longed for adventure, and if I wasn’t satisfied with what was around me, I’d create my own adventurous stories and, of course, I’d be the main character. Let me back up…

WHEN DUTY CALLS

Nine months ago, while packing to move 40 years worth of “stuff” from New York to South Carolina, I hesitated while holding the dog’s pooper scooper. Should I pack it or shouldn’t I? After all, the truck was filled to capacity, and the doggie excavator was of the super-size variety…

 
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