Literary historical fiction has always been favorite reading for Barbara Stark-Nemon, whose debut novel, Even in Darkness, is set in Germany, the US and Israel and spans the entire 20th century. As a writer and author, Barbara is fascinated with the process of bringing family stories to the page,in fiction and nonfiction.Her recent interest has been WWI and WWII and alternative Holocaust narratives. Barbara writes about the joys and challenges of incorporating real people and events in fiction while honoring truth, protecting privacy and creating legacy. When not writing, Barbara can be found cycling, running, swimming, gardening, creating fiber art,and enjoying her family in Ann Arbor, and Northport, Michigan.
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Theresienstadt 1941-1945: The Face of a Coerced Community, newly translated to English, sounds like a must read for anyone with an interest in the concentration camp at Terezin. I appreciate the focus on the coercion involved in this "model community," which plays an important part in Even in Darkness. With thanks to Tablet…
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Nearly a year ago, a fourteen-year-old embroideress from Portugal in the early 17th century took up residence in the deep reservoir of book ideas living in my brain. She demanded to be written about. As many of you know, my first two books, Even in Darkness, 2015, and Hard Cider,…