Day after night : a novel /

by Diamant, Anita.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scribner, 2010Edition: 1st Scribner trade paperback ed.Description: 294 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780743299848; 0743299841; 9780743299855 (pbk.) :; 074329985X (pbk.); 9780743598392 (audio cd); 0743598393 (audio cd); 9780743598408 (e-audio); 0743598407 (e-audio); 9781439166246; 1439166242.Title notes: $15.00 prolam 12-2010 (db)Subject(s): Women -- Fiction | Jewish refugees -- Palestine -- Fiction | Holocaust survivors -- Palestine -- Fiction | Jews -- Palestine -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction | Jewish fiction | Historical fictionOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, 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. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa.
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Just as she gave voice to the silent women of the Old Testament inThe 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 Nightis 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 south 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 Nightis a triumphant work of fiction.

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About the author: Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, Good Harbor, and The Last Days of Dogtown, as well as the collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. She lives in Massachusetts. Her most recent novel is Day After Night. Visit her website at www.anitadiamant.com.

Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, 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. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa.

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Library Journal Review

Atlit, an interment camp for illegal refugees near Haifa in what is now Israel (formally Palestine under British rule), is the setting for this engrossing and historically accurate novel by the author of The Red Tent. Here, Diamant gives voice to women who survived the Holocaust and seek freedom in Israel. Her story is narrated by four women with vastly different experiences: Shayndel, a Polish Zionist; Leonie, a Parisian beauty; Tedi, a Dutch Jew who had been living in hiding; and Zorah, a concentration camp survivor. As their friendships develop and they struggle to create new lives, the women revisit past horrors of escaping the genocide. Verdict Tragedy and redemption are artfully paired in this stirring novel. Recommended for readers interested in modern Jewish Zionist history and fans of stirring rescue and human-interest stories. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/1/09.]-Molly Abramowitz, Silver Spring, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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