Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Novelist & Arts Journalist

Cover by Dave Hunter

The Lambertville Music Circus in 1968. Photo by Bob Sheetz. This tent theater closely resembles the Colonie Musical Theater where Nora works.

My First Novel, THE VOICE I JUST HEARD, Now On Sale as an Ebook and Trade Paperback at Amazon. Also Sold at The DRAMA BOOK SHOP, 250 W. 40th St., NYC.

A love affair with an improbable mentor saves aspiring soprano, Nora Costello, from total despair when her brother Liam dies in Vietnam.

Nora learns the price of chasing her dream--and discovers strengths she never imagined in this poignant coming-of-age novel about "friendship, family, and faith" (author Stephanie Cowell, MARRYING MOZART).

But will she choose Broadway, her first love, or take a riskier path toward opera?

Set in 1970, THE VOICE I JUST HEARD takes place near the historic mill town of Cohoes, NY, at the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. It depicts the Cohoes Falls, the second largest waterfall in New York State, and incorporates the Legend of the Peacemaker, passed down through Iroquois oral tradition. Also featured is Thomas Moore's 1804 poem, "Lines written at the Cohos, or Falls of the Mohawk," which Liam and Nora admire.

The novel has earned 24 Five-Star Reviews from readers:

"This beautifully told and carefully researched and crafted novel is full of vivid and sensual details."
--Christa Polkinhorn | 4 reviewers made a similar statement

"Meanwhile Nora meets and falls in in love with an older man who is a successful singer but who has a complicated life of his own."
--Hannah Benzion | 3 reviewers made a similar statement

"The plot and characters were so well drawn and interesting."
--Elizabeth Lee | 3 reviewers made a similar statement


If you visit "My Works" on the green toolbar above, you can read more about my first novel and two novels in progress, and my arts articles for "Huffington Post," "Classical Singer," and "Opera News."