The Light After the War

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The Light After the War by Anita Abriel is a Testament to the Power of Humanity

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18 February 2020

The Light After the War by Anita Abriel is a Testament to the Power of Humanity

    Much of it is True: Anita Abriel Talks About her Novel, The Light After the War

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    17 February 2020

    Much of it is True: Anita Abriel Talks About her Novel, The Light After the War

      The Light After the War by Anita Abriel is Completely Wonderful

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      17 February 2020

      The Light After the War by Anita Abriel is Completely Wonderful

        Publisher details

        The Light After the War
        Author
        Anita Abriel
        Publisher
        Simon and Schuster
        Released
        01 February, 2020

        Synopsis

        Inspired by the true story of one woman’s extraordinary journey to forge a new life after escaping a train bound for AuschwitzIn 1946 two young Hungarian refugees arrive in Naples after losing everyone they loved before the war. Vera Frankel and her best friend, Edith Ban, are haunted by their terrifying escape from a train headed for Auschwitz after their mothers threw them from the carriage, promising they would follow. But instead the girls find themselves alone in a frozen, alien land. They manage to find refuge and barter for their lives by working on an isolated farm in Austria until the end of the war.Armed with a letter of recommendation from an American general, Vera finds work and new hope at the United States Embassy and, despite her best intentions, falls in love the handsome and enigmatic Captain Anton Wight. But when Anton suddenly disappears, Vera is forced to drastically change course. Their quest to rebuild their lives takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Venezuela and finally Sydney as they carve out careers – and find love.Heartbreakingly moving and compelling, The Light After the War is inspired by the true story of the author’s Holocaust survivor mother.
        Anita Abriel
        About the author

        Anita Abriel

        Anita Abriel was born in Sydney, Australia. She received a BA in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing from Bard College, and attended UC Berkeley’s Masters in Creative Writing program. She lives in California with her family and is the author of The Light After the War which was inspired by her mother’s story of survival during WWII.

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