WINNERS OF THE 2020 WESTERN CANADA JEWISH BOOK AWARDS - NAOMI K. LEWIS
When her marriage suddenly ends, and a diary documenting her
beloved Opas escape from Nazi-occupied Netherlands in the
summer of 1942 is discovered, Naomi Lewis decides to retrace
his journey to freedom. Travelling alone from Amsterdam to
Lyon, she discovers family secrets and her own narrative as a
second-generation Jewish Canadian.
With vulnerability, humour, and wisdom, Lewiss memoir asks
tough questions about her identity as a secular Jew, the ac
curacy of family stories, and the impact of the Holocaust on
NAOMI K. LEWIS is the author of the novel Cricket in a Fist, the
short story collection I Know Who You Remind Me Of, and the
co-editor of the anthology Shy. Her memoir Tiny Lights for Trav
ellers, was a finalist for the 2019 Governor Generals Literary
Award for Nonfiction. Her journalism has been shortlisted for
provincial and national magazine awards. She lives in Calgary.
Dr. ABBY WENER HERLIN is an educator, writer and therapist,
founder of Threads Education. She teaches at UBC and special
izes in social justice issues for classroom and curriculum.
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