Anne Raeff’s recently released second novel, Winter Kept Us Warm, opens in Morocco, but the story begins decades earlier in post-war Berlin. At the heart of the book is how Isaac, Ulli, and Leo came to be. An unusual love triangle between three friends—a marriage, children, and only one parent. Each of the main characters has a voice, and each of them has their own version of how things unfolded.
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Jonathan Meiburg, from Shearwater, and Cross Records’s Dan Duszynski and Emily Cross were first introduced through their music, with a mutual friend gifting each the other’s albums. It was a match made in heaven, and after a stint on the road together, the three decided to cut a record under the moniker Loma.
They’d lock themselves up in Cross Record’s country house outside Austin and let the music flow out of them. But big changes came in the meantime: Duszynski and Cross’s marriage was dissolving, and Meiburg got into field recording, spending time outside the studio surroundings. “There was no drama where I was concerned,” he recalls, “and I didn’t really know what was happening; but there was an unspoken feeling of urgency, and a sense that a big change was coming for all of us, and I think we all tried to channel that into the work.” (more…)