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The True Adventures of Gidon Lev by Julie Gray - Book Blitz + Giveaway



Narrative nonfiction/biography
Date Published: July 01, 2020
Publisher: Lightning Source

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Of the approximately 15,000 children imprisoned in the Nazi concentration
camp of Térézin (Theresienstadt ) near Prague, less than 100
survived. Gidon Lev is one of those children.



Excerpt

On the face of it, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev is the story of an
elderly Holocaust survivor—a man who made it through horrifying events
and lived to tell the tale. But Gidon (pronounced “Gid-awn”) did
more than survive—he thrived. Gidon’s is the story of a little
boy who never truly grew up, with a desperate need to belong and to build a
family for himself. His story spans the beginnings of a fledgling country, a
first marriage gone seriously wrong, a second marriage that lasted for over
forty years and a late-in-life relationship with a writer and editor, thirty
years his junior with whom his adventures continued, apace.


 About the Author

Julie Gray was born in 1964 in the San Joaquin Valley in California. A
longtime Huffington Post contributor, Julie has been published in the
Sanskrit Literary Journal, Moment Magazine, The Times of Israel, MovieMaker
Magazine, Script Magazine, and Hip Mama. Her essay "The Freaking Autumn
of My Life" was included in the anthology "Aging: An
Apprenticeship." A veteran essayist and editor, Julie moved to Israel
in 2012 and is working on her memoir "They Do Things Differently
Here."


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