Monday, September 14, 2009

Author Visit: Anita Diamant

Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Location: Temple Israel, 137 N.E 19th Street, Miami, FL 33132

Just as she gave voice to the silent women of the Old Testament in The Red Tent, Anita Diamant creates a cast of breathtakingly vivid characters -- young women who escaped to Israel from Nazi Europe -- in this intensely dramatic novel. Day After Night (Scribner, $27) is based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred prisoners from the Atlit internment camp, a prison for "illegal" immigrants run by the British military near the Mediterranean coast north of Haifa. The story is told through the eyes of four young women at the camp with profoundly different stories. All of them survived the Holocaust: Shayndel, a Polish Zionist; Leonie, a Parisian beauty; Tedi, a hidden Dutch Jew; and Zorah, a concentration camp survivor.

Haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, Shayndel, Leonie, Tedi, and Zorah find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country. This is an unforgettable story of tragedy and redemption, a novel that reimagines a moment in history with such stunning eloquence that we are haunted and moved by every devastating detail. Day After Night is a triumphant work of fiction.

Tickets are required for this event and are available at all Books & Books locations. The BOOK-AND-RECEPTION TICKET:
For just $40, you get a copy of Day After Night, a ticket to the private wine-and-hors d’oeuvres reception with Anita Diamant and a reserved priority seat at the reading. BOOK-AND-RECEPTION TICKETS ARE LIMITED. To get your book-and-reception ticket, stop by all Books & Books locations

also are available for free at all Books & Books locations. Private Reception starts at 6:30pm. Public author event begins at 7:30pm.

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