DOVE ON A BARBED WIREby Deborah van Rooyen
These are the words of Yonah Steiner. They are also the sound of his spirit, a spirit which beats with bravery, power and hope–and the fierce will to survive. Words that jump from the marrow of memory in this remarkable tale of a child-hero seized by the Nazis on his walk home from school and thrown
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"THAT'S HOW IT WAS. AND THIS IS WHAT IS LEFT."
These are the words of Yonah Steiner. They are also the sound of his spirit, a spirit which beats with bravery, power and hope–and the fierce will to survive. Words that jump from the marrow of memory in this remarkable tale of a child-hero seized by the Nazis on his walk home from school and thrown into a terrifying nightmare that cast him straight into the belly of evil.
This book is also the story of an eighteen-year old girl who travels around the world to search for Yonah, carrying a barely legible address on an old envelope with instructions from her grandfather to "find my brother's son," only to discover a lost family she did not know she had. The author spends the next thirty-eight years painstakingly stitching together Yonah's heart-rending memories; she handles the shattered
bone, bloodied flesh, and trampled psyche of his tale with such tenderness and care that you will weep–and celebrate as Yonah emerges strong and whole.
With a powerful hand, the author writes the steely truth of a family's multi-generational destiny to embrace the remnants of the past and nurture the connective tissue into a solid present and linked future with compassion, endurance, forgiveness–––and love.
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Meet the Author
After leaving the United States for Israel in 1969 to work as a volunteer on Kibbutz Ginosar, Deborah [Steiner} van Rooyen completed her university education in Jerusalem, joined the army settlement of Nachal Yam in the Sinai during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, then traveled extensively through Southeast Asia and Japan where she worked as a freelance photographer. Her later adventures have taken her to South Africa and Egypt and more recently to Amman, Jordan where she worked as a design consultant for Her Majesty Queen Noor's Jordan River Design Foundation, helping rural village women and refugees develop crafts and textiles for export markets. In 2002 Harper Collins published her last memoir about a love affair gone overboard in "BOAT BASTARD– a Love/Hate Story", chosen as the #1 "summer read" in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and reviewed as "entertaining from stem to stern" in People Magazine. The author was also one of the main speakers at the Boston Globe Literary Luncheon in 2002. Currently Deborah van Rooyen lives in Brookline, MA where she works as an International Investigations Specialist (see:http://www.aCertainJustice.com) assisting in the location and recovery of international missing persons cases, international parental child abductions, the recovery of Holocaust-era properties, as well as in helping in the reunification of dislocated families and is often privately retained to conduct genealogical research. Her recent investigations have taken her abroad on diverse cases in Cairo, Egypt and western Ireland. For more information about the author, please visit the website: www.doveonabarbedwire.com and www.acertainjustice.com
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