Author, Gabriela Goliger talks about her book, Eva Salomon’s War, at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria V8W 2J3 on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm. Admittance is by donation; light refreshments will be served. Books will be available for sale and author will sign them too. Information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Set in the turbulent times of Mandate Palestine, Eva Salomon’s War, tells of a young Jewish woman's love affair with a British policeman. As friction between Britain and the Jews intensifies, Eva falls under ever greater pressure to choose sides and becomes the target of extremists. A story of love, loss, betrayal and resilience. The questions raised about moral choices in that complex era resonate in our own day.
Gabriella's first book, Song of Ascent won the 2001 Upper Canada Writer's Craft Award. Her novel Girl Unwrapped won the City of Ottawa 2011 Literary Award for Fiction. She was co-winner of the 1997 Journey Prize, a finalist for this prize in 1995, and she won the Prism International Award in 1993.She has also been published in a number of journals and anthologies including Best New American Voices 2000 and The New Spice Box: Canadian Jewish Writing. Besides being a writer, Gabriella is an activist with the progressive Zionist movement, Peace Now.