Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Takeaway Men

Today we are featuring The Takeaway Men by Meryl Ain, which was published in early August. Thanks to SparkPoint Studio, we have one copy to give away!

With the cloud of the Holocaust still looming over them, twin sisters Bronka and Johanna Lubinski and their parents arrive in the US from a Displaced Persons Camp. In the years after World War II, they experience the difficulties of adjusting to American culture as well as the burgeoning fear of the Cold War. Years later, the discovery of a former Nazi hiding in their community brings the Holocaust out of the shadows. 

As the girls get older, they start to wonder about their parents’ pasts, and they begin to demand answers. But it soon becomes clear that those memories will be more difficult and painful to uncover than they could have anticipated. Poignant and haunting, The Takeaway Men explores the impact of immigration, identity, prejudice, secrets, and lies on parents and children in mid-twentieth-century America.

Photo by Diana Berrent
Meryl Ain's articles and essays have appeared in Huffington Post, The Jewish Week, The New York Times, and Newsday, and at MariaShriver.com, among other outlets. In 2014, she coauthored the award-winning book The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last, and in 2016 she wrote a companion workbook, My Living Memories Project Journal. She is both a student and teacher of history, as well as a school administrator and researcher. She holds a BA from Queens College, an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an EdD from Hofstra University. This is her first novel.

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20 comments:

Unknown said...

no family secrets here, boring LOL

Shannon Godfrey said...

I don’t recall ever discovering any family secrets...at least not from my own family. I have been told a pretty serious one about my husband’s family though! 😳

traveler said...

Yes, there have been several which I learned about which occurred way back when I was very young. This novel sounds captivating and unforgettable.

Michelle L said...

Yes, I did.

Nancy said...

Yes, I did.

Nancy
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Mary Patricia Bird said...

I wish I had asked my father more questions, my mother too. Everyone do that before they are no longer around to ask them.

susieqlaw said...

Yes.

Mary C said...

Yes

diannekc said...

No

Mary Preston said...

yes

Jeanne said...

No

Nancy P said...

People in my family have disclosed secrets from many years back.

Linda May said...

No secrets discovered, Thanks for your great generosity.

Peggy Russo said...

My great aunt shared a family secret after my mom passed away. I was glad to know that she never knew. I think it would have broken her heart.

Karen B said...

Yes

bn100 said...

no

Tracy Wirick said...

Well I didn’t really uncover them myself but my dad told me a few recently that blew my mind 😳

Tatum Rangel said...

I can't say I uncovered one; however, my mom recently spilled a secret that should have been surprising, yet it wasn't.

rubynreba said...

Not from my family but from my husband's family!

Kelly Rodriguez said...

No, I haven’t but I’ve heard about some from other people.