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PL Talks featuring Naomi K. Lewis / Live streamed
May 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm MDT
Please join us for PL Talks on Monday, May 4 at 4:30 MST for a conversation with Naomi K. Lewis.
Live streamed conversation at: https://bit.ly/2VJQ1CV
This live streamed event is presented by Poole Lawyers.
About the Author
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 TRAVELLERS, was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction and has been shortlisted for three other awards this spring. Her journalism has been shortlisted for provincial and national magazine awards, and she has served as writer in residence at the University of New Brunswick and the Calgary Public Library. She lives in Calgary.
About the Book
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.
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