Tema N. Merback

more photos (2)




G. Avetis
235 books | 2,361 friends

Denise ...
406 books | 119 friends

Jennife...
6,064 books | 528 friends

Jacob W...
125 books | 1,714 friends

Richard...
31 books | 1,516 friends

Shelley
948 books | 81 friends

Misha A...
214 books | 5,001 friends

Avi
Avi
1,030 books | 112 friends

More friends…



Tema N. Merback

Goodreads Author


born
in Los Angeles, The United States
gender
female

website

twitter username

genre

influences
The beauty of words and the many authors that have woven them into the ...more

member since
February 2011


About this author

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.


To ask Tema N. Merback questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Tema N. Merback My mother, Dina, began telling me her story when I was a child. I was her psychologist. She washed her trauma through me by sharing her story.…moreMy mother, Dina, began telling me her story when I was a child. I was her psychologist. She washed her trauma through me by sharing her story. However, I had a clear understanding of the events and the characters long before I ever began pecking away at the computer. When I decided to write the book, we revisited every minute of her tragic journey. I worked closely with her, taping her, interviewing her, and daily, as I wrote, speaking with her. It was a difficult labor of love. It was a journey that I am extremely proud of. Thank you for asking.(less)
Tema N. Merback I ignore it and keep writing.
Average rating: 4.22 · 120 ratings · 21 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
In the Face of Evil: Based ...
by
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

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 »
 •  flag
3 comments
like  • 
Published on June 16, 2014 13:52 • 149 views • Tags: anne-frank, holocaust, inspiration, survivor, wwii

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Visitor (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 29, 2014 09:13PM
Description: A woman invites a familiar stranger into her home, and is surprised by the outcome.
The Encounter (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 11, 2011 09:48PM
Description: A woman's contemplated suicide leads to a chance encounter with a man.
Cloud Atlas
Tema Merback is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Swann's Way
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Tema's Recent Updates

Tema Merback rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Euphoria by Lily King
Euphoria
by Lily King (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Think Hemingway's The Green Hills of Africa, or Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa, and you begin to feel the spell of Lily King's historical novel Euphoria. Euphoria is loosely based on the life of Margaret Mead, a cultural anthropologist who enlightened ...more
Tema Merback rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
read in March, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Night Circus is a novel that will leave you wishing that Erin Morgenstern had written another 500 pages. It is a literary feast for the imagination. You will find yourself in an enchanted world for the duration of this beautifully written novel, a wo ...more
Euphoria by Lily King
"I rarely review novels or give them 5 stars; however as an Anthropology major with a love of Non-Western cultures and not to mention a slow, simmering romance this novel moved me to tears. Well written with a good grasp of New Guinea, I truly coul..." Read more of this review »
Tema Merback finished reading
The One and More by Belle Ami
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tema Merback rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Paying Guests
by Sarah Waters
read in February, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Paying Guests was definitely not one of my favorite books. Had I known what I was getting into with this slow moving mystery I would never have read it. I didn't find the characters of interest, nor did they invoke empathy or compassion from me. ...more
Tema Merback rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Leaving Time
by Jodi Picoult (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Leaving Time is getting a lot of mixed reviews. There seems to be a fair amount of criticism that the ending, might be a little too close for comfort to a previously written book and movie. I saw the connection immediately, however, I can forgive and ...more
Tema Merback rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
read in December, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
A truly remarkable book, but a difficult one to review. What if you were to be reborn time after time, life after life? Each time you retained something from that prior life, a forewarning, something that would change the future outcome of events, ev ...more
Tema Merback entered a giveaway
Long Trip Home by Dutch Jones
Long Trip Home
by Dutch Jones (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
The Perfume Collector
by Kathleen Tessaro (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Tema's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Books are my life...: * April 2013 Book Suggestions 15 33 Apr 04, 2013 02:01PM  
THE WORLD WAR TWO...: So, What Are You Reading? 3663 981 38 minutes ago  
Albert Einstein
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein

Golda Meir
“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
Golda Meir

26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 20158 members — last activity 28 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 48656 members — last activity 10 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
99986 Modern Good Reads — 5557 members — last activity 2 hours, 29 min ago
Modern Good Reads connects readers with books, authors, & challenges. We want to chat, inform, & provide events & discussions, a home for readers and ...more
28980 Books are my life... — 106 members — last activity Oct 13, 2014 12:28AM
Hi! If you love to read, love to discuse what you read, Like to challenge yourself and other, are looking for suggestions and want to share suggestion ...more
25350 THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB — 7099 members — last activity 3 hours, 36 min ago
ALL GENRE COMMUNITY OF BOOK LOVERS-Perfect for those interested in good books of any genre, film and lively discussion!-(300 PLUS DISCUSSION TOPICS)fr ...more
233 ¡ POETRY ! — 15806 members — last activity 46 minutes ago
No pretensions: just poetry. Stop by, recommend books, offer up poems (excerpted), tempt us, taunt us, tell us what to read and where to go (to read i ...more
12700 BDSM — 5623 members — last activity 24 minutes ago
This is a group where you can share - whether you live the lifestyle, enjoy reading stories with BDSM elements, or both. We have Educational Topics, C ...more
140149 Being Author — 534 members — last activity Mar 27, 2015 03:34AM
Exploring Authors skills, creativity and Book Promotion. Promoting Best Indie Authors. Featuring best Author as Being Author, Author of the Month.
134618 99 cent Bestsellers — 2242 members — last activity Mar 29, 2015 10:54AM
Welcome to 99 cent Bestseller. We give you the best books pricing 99 cents from amazon. If you love books then this group is for you. Authors can also ...more
2344 Erotic Enchants — 6887 members — last activity 1 hour, 46 min ago
A group for chatting about all types of erotica from the tame to the taboo. Smokin' hot, toe curling, captivating books! We discuss erotic reads of al ...more
More of Tema’s groups…



No comments have been added yet.