Author: Julia Antopol Hirsch

Julia Antopol Hirsch lives with her husband and two children in Vancouver, where she is working on her third novel. She is the author of “The Sound of Music: The Making of America’s Favorite Movie,” which was reissued in 2018. She loves to swim and read, and has three mischievous dogs who love to go to the dog park every day.

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