Main Point Books welcomes Leora Krygier and special guest Meryl Ain in conversation about Leora's new book, "Do Not Disclose: A Memoir of Family Secrets Lost and Found."
This event is online through Eventbrite, and pre-registration is required.
Leora Krygier, who grew up in Havertown, is a former Los Angeles Superior Court, Juvenile Division judge. She’s the author of When She Sleeps , which was lauded for its “luminous prose” (Newsweek) and praised by Booklist, Library Journal, and Kirkus. It was also a New York Public Library Selection for “Best Books for the Teen Age.” She’s also the author of Juvenile Court: A Judges Guide for Young Adults and their Parents and Keep Her, a young adult novel reviewed as a “vibrantly dazzling literary cocktail on the restorative powers of love.” She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, David.
Meryl Ain’s articles and essays have appeared in Huffington Post, The New York Jewish Week, The New York Times, Newsday and other publications. In 2014, she coauthored the award-winning book The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last, and in 2016 she wrote a companion workbook, My Living Memories Project Journal, and her award-winning first novel, The Takeaway Men, was published in Aug 2020. She lives in New York with her husband, Stewart. They have three married sons and six grandchildren.
About The Book
A few years ago, Leora discovered she is a second-generation holocaust survivor and is led on a journey to find more about her family legacy and insights into the war. The information she finds changes the perception of the war as well as her perception of life. While caring for her ailing parents, Leora discovers letters and postcards that shape her family’s story.
Some of these letters, included in her memoir and given a STARRED review by Kirkus Reviews is going on sale August 24th. Do Not Disclose: A Memoir (She Writes Press) enlightens the truth of war perceptions and heartache that follows. Sharing the letters she found in her memoir was a decision not made lightly, but the importance of history is a key motivation. Not only does Leora give her story but her grandmother’s as well.
"Do Not Disclose is hard to put down, a haunting, poetic journey, the search for lost childhood, like a letter from someone we did not want to see anymore, nor want to open for the fear of finding inside it--a truth."--John Bernstein, prize-winning screenwriter, playwright, and Professor of Holocaust in Film and Israeli Cinema at the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies