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Join us on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00pm as we celebrate the release of

Drawn from Memory by Laura Hatosy!

 

About the Book:

Sixteen-year-old Rachel Abramson will do anything to protect her friends and family. It’s a tall order for a Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied Denmark, but Rachel is no ordinary girl. She has the ability to erase people’s memories, making German soldiers forget her face or easing her friends’ grief over lost loved ones.

When the Danish resistance attempts to smuggle Jews to safety in neutral Sweden, her sister is forced to stay behind. Rachel delays her own escape to look after her on her own, but they are caught and deported to the Terezin ghetto in Czechoslovakia. There, Rachel is confronted with more fear and grief than she could ever erase, and she must find a different way to protect the people she loves if they are going to make it home alive.

 

About the Author:

 

Laura is from New Jersey, which means she is genetically predisposed to big hair and has a predilection for pork roll sandwiches. She got her BA in history and education at Rutgers and married her high school sweetheart. She discovered the story of the Danish evacuation of the Jews when she taught the Holocaust to eighth
graders. The story was so compelling to her, she wrote her history master’s thesis at Harvard on the subject, and later, this novel. Laura has two children, Isabella and Jake. She lives in Massachusetts and is currently eating a pork roll sandwich