Podcast: Anita Abriel on Her Extraordinary Family History and Why She Decided to Write About it

Podcast: Anita Abriel on Her Extraordinary Family History and Why She Decided to Write About it

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Bestselling author Anita Abriel talks to Cheryl about her family’s history during World War II, and why she decided to write about it.

About the author:

Anita Abriel was born in Sydney, Australia. She received a BA in English literature with a minor in creative writing from Bard College. She is author of The Light After the War and Lana’s War. She lives in California with her family.

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Anita Abriel Shares the Inspiration Behind her Incredible New Novel, Lana's War

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14 December 2020

Anita Abriel Shares the Inspiration Behind her Incredible New Novel, Lana's War

    Read an Extract of Anita Abriel's Heartrending New WWII Novel, Lana's War

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    14 December 2020

    Read an Extract of Anita Abriel's Heartrending New WWII Novel, Lana's War

      Heartbreaking and Unforgettable: Read our Review of Lana's War by Anita Abriel

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      Heartbreaking and Unforgettable: Read our Review of Lana's War by Anita Abriel

        Synopsis

        From the bestselling author of The Light After the War, the unforgettable story of a young woman waging her own war against the Nazis as a spy for the Resistance on the French Riviera. Paris, 1943: Lana Antanova is rushing to tell her husband she is pregnant when she witnesses him being executed by a Gestapo officer for hiding a Jewish girl in a piano. Overcome with grief, Lana loses the baby. A few months later, a heartbroken Lana is approached to join the Resistance on the French Riviera. As the daughter of a Russian countess, Lana has the perfect background to infiltrate the émigré community of Russian aristocrats who socialise with Nazi officers, including the man who killed her husband. Lana’s cover story makes her the mistress of a wealthy Swiss playboy, the darkly handsome and charismatic Guy Pascal, and her base his villa in Cap Ferrat. Together they make a ruthlessly effective team. Consumed by her mission, Lana doesn’t count on becoming attached to a young Jewish girl or falling helplessly in love with Guy. As the Nazis close in, Lana’s desire to protect the ones she loves threatens to put them all at risk.
        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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