About the Book
A photograph of an aunt, an uncle and two cousins a woman has never known – who were among those who perished in Poland during the Second World War – gives rise to a need to imagine their lives, and even the lives of their grandparents. From the time she was a child, her father’s stories had intrigued her, his village, his early hardships, his immigration to America in the early twenties – but entangled in them more and more, the feeling of loss, the sadness that later events would reveal. The after effects of loss that go on and on, make up the latter part of this attempt at understanding family and love and loss – and even regret – and the ultimate value of each individual life.
Features & Details
- Category Literature & Fiction
5×8 in, 13×20 cm
- Publish Date Jan 17, 2012
- Language English
- Tags Loss of family in WWII – Effect of loss on rest of family, America 1940s to present, Poland 20th century
Born in New York state, Leah Miller spent many years living in California, obtaining a BA in English from The University of California. With her partner, Pieter Van Deusen, she wrote and produced educational films (doing sound and artwork on them too) and after moving to England with Pieter in 1983, helped with the making of his feature film, 'Netherby Naps.' She has always loved to write; producing short stories and longer works, her writing reflects life in both America and Europe.