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Reviews and Praise
Honored to be selected as a reader’s choice finalist by my French publisher, Les Editions Charleston. The Prix des Lectrices is awarded annually by literary bloggers and influencers – a group of 60 this year. The winner is chosen in June. Merci, Editions Charleston!
Research and context
It turns out my grandfather (who later changed his name, for obvious reasons, from Adolph/Addy to Eddy), was just one of over twenty Kurcs originally from Radom, Poland. He was living in Toulouse in ‘39 at the start of the war. When he learned it would be too dangerous to return home to Poland for Passover, he embarked on a singular mission: to get out of Europe. His escape wasn't easy.
I searched for days trying to track down the number of Jews from my family’s home town in Poland who survived the Holocaust. In a last-ditch effort, I contacted a librarian the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Like other authors, I sorely miss the chance to meet with readers in person, thanks to social distancing – a necessary element of the Coronavirus pandemic. But maybe a silver lining is the ability to reach new audiences virtually, regardless of location. This week I was delighted to be “in the room” with readers from…
At an all-school assembly, Georgia addressed the 600+ students at Noble & Greenough School, then visited classes to continue the conversation in the context of their studies in writing, genocide and power. She was impressed by their insightful questions and comments. “Talking with such smart, curious and engaged students gives me hope for the future…