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Lily Taub is the brilliant, beautiful and headstrong American daughter of Holocaust survivors. Seeking relief from their traumatized world, Lily escapes to Oxford University, where she meets Julian Aiken &mdash black sheep of an aristocratic English family. When Lily is invited to the family’s ancestral home over Christmas vacation, her deepening romance with young Julian is crossed by a shocking accident that affects them all. Julian must face the harsh disapproval of his anti-Semitic family, who consider Lily a destructive force, not only in Julian’s life, but to their own sense of order. In the King's Arms is a lyrical, literary novel about the healing possibility of love.
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About the Author
Sonia Taitz is an essayist, playwright and author of Mothering Heights. She has written extensively for The New York Times, served a columnist for The New York Observer and been excerpted by O: The Oprah Magagazine, leading to inclusion in many quotation anthologies. Her plays have been performed in Oxford, England; New York City, and Washington, D.C., at the National Theatre. People has described Sonia Taitz as "an incisive, funny writer," and Publisher's Weekly as "wise and witty." She is the recipient of the Lord Bullock Prize for Writing, given by the Chancellor of Oxford University. In the King's Arms is her first novel.