Anna Rosner Blay

Media Release May 2004
Not Paradise
by Anna  Rosner  Blay
Anna Rosner Blay, author of Sister, Sister (short-listed in The Age Book of the Year and the New South Wales Premier’s Awards), draws together in her new book Not Paradise the moving and revealing stories of four women who emerged from the horrors of the Holocaust and strove to reconstruct their shattered lives on the opposite side of the globe, in safe, sun-filled Australia.
She explores their tenacity to hold onto life and keep moving forward – and entwines their stories with her own personal journey beyond the loss and despair of a broken marriage – to weave a compelling and fascinating inquiry into how we understand the past, where we find the courage and resilience to continue in the face of suffering and hardship, and how we can discover a way forward, beyond trauma, to a life of hope and fulfilment.
Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler’s Ark wrote: ‘Sister Sister is the vivid and intimate tale of two personable sisters who survive the great European catastrophe ... In celebrating these two vigorously human sisters, the author does eloquent honour to all the lost sisters of history. Many will cherish this book.’
Not Paradise will also claim our hearts and our minds with its careful and intelligent exploration of the young survivors’ will to make a new life, and the author’s decision to change her own life.
RRP A$27.95

ISBN 1-876462-27-2

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Hybrid Publishers, PO Box 52, Ormond VIC 3204

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