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Tema N. Merback

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Tema Merback is a first time author, and a former Kathryn McBride Scholar at Bryn Mawr College. Her first novel In the Face of Evil has just been selected as a finalist of the 2011 National Jewish Book Award. She lives in Malibu, California with her husband and two children.

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Having just passed the anniversary of the birth of Anne Frank, I find myself remembering her short yet unforgettable life.
Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929, my mother Dina Frydman was born June 20, 1929, one week later. Anne was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but her family moved to Amsterdam when she was four years old to escape the rise to power of the Nazis. My mother was born and lived with h... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: A woman invites a familiar stranger into her home, and is surprised by the outcome.
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Description: A woman's contemplated suicide leads to a chance encounter with a man.
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What makes a great historical novel? In my view, it is taking a fragment of history, perhaps a newspaper article, or a snippet of an event, or in this case, a ballet dancer who otherwise would have been forgotten,and creating an unforgettable tale. B...more
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Lots of fun, excitement, and a wonderful surprise twist at the end. Patterson and Ellis deliver suspense and thrills with Invisible.

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This is a beautiful book, filled with metaphors that will make you weep. Written as two separate stories about two children and the effects of World War II on their lives.

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As the author of a novel In the Face of Evil: Based on the Life of Dina Frydman Balbien which is based on the life of my mother and her survival of the Holocaust,I have read innumerable books on the Holocaust. This book was a wonderful tale of the re...more
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