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Wisdom House Books Launches World War II Novel The Paris Photo by Jane S. Gabin
Academic and educator Dr. Jane S. Gabin takes inspiration from her father's history in the crafting of this historical narrative, which focuses on the Jewish experience in wartime Paris.
By: Wisdom House Books
The Paris Photo tells the story of American soldier Ben Gordon and his relationship with a young mother, Simone, just after the Liberation of Paris in August 1944. The past is linked to the present through Ben's daughter, whose only hint of the relationship is through a photograph of her father with two women and a young boy in a Parisian home. Why didn't her father ever discuss this past? Can she get in touch with the young boy photographed and if so, will he be able to tell her about her father's history? The Paris Photo creates a vivid picture of life in Paris during the dark days of Occupation, as well as a depiction of the contemporary city that still carries scars from the war.
"Jane S. Gabin's The Paris Photo fascinated me. Being sensitive to how some of her characters suffered often made my heart tremble. But then my feelings would soar and my heart could stay open, because in plunging into it I could see how well the author's characters faced the City of Light's dark past."
—Dr. Alan T. Marty, author
Seldom does historical fiction provide the reader with such profound insights into the Holocaust's impact. The Paris Photo is a moving and thoroughly researched account of modern history's darkest hours.
—Sharon Halperin, Director, The Holocaust Speakers Bureau
For more information about Dr. Gabin and her work, visit http://www.theparisphoto.com
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