Carol Schaefer’s words:
Heartbroken over the sudden passing of Juris Jurjevics. He and Laura Hruska took a huge chance and published The Other Mother in 1991, having no idea then how many lives would be changed for the better from their decision. I met them both for the first time just before publication. Juris joined Laura and me for lunch and the first thing he said was, “You know, Carol, during one of your book signings, a nun with a walker is going to come out of the shadows.” He was so darn funny … and kind and brilliant. Juris also edited BJ Lifton’s book Lost and Found, when he was at Dial Press. So, he was a true friend to us all. It was my great fortune to work with two of the most remarkable people – both one of a kind.
Here is the write-up on SoHo Press’ website:
Remembering Juris Jurjevics
November 9, 2018
By: Bronwen Hruska
Bronwen Hruska is the Publisher of Soho Press, and the author of ACCELERATED.