Memoir tells the story of a girl whose family flees post WWII Romania, and then as a 9 year-old is whisked away in the dead of night from her childhood home in Haifa, Israel. Leaving behind her beloved grandmother, the family immigrates to Montréal, Canada, where she feels utterly lost. The new culture of multiple languages, customs and dominant religions is disorienting, as Ann struggles to adapt, fit in and find herself. Her ability to do so is compromised by her own emotional trauma and that of her parents, as well as the restrictions placed on her by their minority religion and its placement in society. When she meets the love of her love, she learns that his family’s history of displacement and survival during the Holocaust parallels her own. As she matures, has children, and her ambitions grow, the author finds an inner strength. Even a shocking family secret learned late in life that might have shattered another’s worldview, only strengthens her resolve to remain true to herself.
Lost and Found: Surviving Displacement, Finding Love, Uncovering Secrets
- From the Publisher
March 29, 2018
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