Naomi and I are happy to report that our second ABC event was another exciting success!
On Sunday afternoon, close to two dozen of us braved the dismal weather and were rewarded with the pleasure of listening to author Debbie Levy share her experiences of writing her nonfiction book, The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family, and Farewells.
What an amazing book that took ten years to come to fruition! The idea stemmed from a reunion in 2000 between Jutta and six of her former classmates from the Jewish School for Girls in Hamburg, Germany. Debbie struggled with finding the best format and genre for this story–prose, fiction, nonfiction. She finally settled on the power of spare verse in keeping with the poems in the original poesiealbum (Jutta’s childhood autograph book) which is also an integral part of the story.
Don’t miss this powerful story!