My memoir, A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets, hits shelves today. This book, which took about a decade to research and write, is a story about traveling to uncover a hidden past, and it’s a story about a relationship strengthened by remembering. The Philadelphia Inquirer named it one of the best books of the year and Booklist called it “a vital contribution to Holocaust collections.”
I’m excited about the book and its message. I hope you’ll read it, and I hope it resonates with others. To help spread the word, I’m giving away a few prizes. All you need to do to qualify for a prize is one of the following two things (though you can do both):
2). Share the book on social media. Some ideas:
- Take a photograph of the book cover.
- Link to the book’s page.
- Quote your favorite line/excerpt.
- Share your stories about your family.
A). A signed copy of the book. (But since you already own one–right?–I’ll make it out to whomever you’d like. It’ll make for a nice present.)
B). A short story about my grandparents that has never been published before.
Since you’ll want some time to read the book before posting or writing a review, the deadline for this contest will be March 15, 2017. Winners will be announced thereafter.
Thanks for your support.
Some of you may know–especially if you’ve glanced at the sidebar–that this February, Rowman & Littlefield will be publishing my memoir, A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets.
If you love reading travel literature and are interested in helping those in need, purchase my new ebook, Traveling the Cambodian Genocide. One third of all profits will be donated to a charity that helps Cambodian children and families. The essays and photographs in this 59-page ebook will take readers to the sites of genocide and allow them to connect with Cambodians, a people who are still coming to terms with their recent tragic past, which resulted in the extermination of one quarter of the population. Traveling the Cambodian Genocide will take readers to the little known killing caves hidden around the country and sit them down with the survivors of these atrocities. Even more importantly, through interviews with Cambodians young and old, this book foretells of the nation’s hopeful future.