For August, the Online Book Club will read and discuss Day After Night by Anita Diamant. I have read two other books by this author – The Red Tent and The Boston Girl. I really enjoyed The Red Tent (Biblical historical fiction) but The Boston Girl was just an okay read for me.
Here is the Goodreads summary of The Blue Bottle Club:
Atlit is a holding camp for illegal immigrants in Israel in 1945. There about 270 men and women await their future and try to recover from their past. Diamant with infinite compassion and understanding tells the stories of the women gathered in this place. Shayndel is a Polish Zionist who fought the Germans with a band of partisans. Leonie is a Parisian beauty. Tedi is Dutch a strapping blond who wants only to forget. Zorah survived Auschwitz. Haunted by unspeakable memories and too many losses to bear these young women along with a stunning cast of supporting characters who work in or pass through Atlit begin to find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves and discovering a way to live again.
Plan to join the discussion on the blog or on Facebook in a closed group on August 29!