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Naomi K Lewis “Tiny Lights for Travellers” Book Launch

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT

Why couldn’t I occupy the world as those model-looking women did, with their flowing hair, pulling their tiny bright suitcases as if to say, I just arrived from elsewhere, and I already belong here, and this sidewalk belongs to me?

When her marriage suddenly ends, and a diary documenting her beloved Opa’s 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, Lewis’s memoir asks tough questions about her identity as a secular Jew, the accuracy of family stories, and the impact of the Holocaust on subsequent generations.

Naomi Lewis will be with Jasmina Odor, author of You Can’t Stay Here. Hope that we see you!

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2237848349878682/

Venue

Audreys Books
10702 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 3J5 Canada
Phone:
780-423-3487
Website:
https://www.audreys.ca/

Organizer

University of Alberta Press
Phone:
780.492.3662
Website:
http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/

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