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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Your intrepid author recently began using the social media platform, Instagram. The following is a comment that appeared on a post I did on remembering Klare and Even in Darkness for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Your book provided the motivation for me to finally visit The Holocaust Museum which is…
I think this is a wonderful book—tightly wrought, full of gorgeous imagery, beautifully paced, multifaceted, and suspenseful. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I feel as though I get to enjoy autumn in Michigan, thanks to your beautiful book. Thanks for the free airfare.
I recently read a wonderful piece in the Guardian by the writer Kristina Olsson about her cross-country walk from one side of England to the other after finishing a novel manuscript. Designed to be a pleasurable reward for five years of hard work, the walk instead produced so many similar…