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Day after night : a novel
Anita Diamant
Adult Fiction DIAMANT

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Diamant's interpretation of the founding of Israel centers on several young women, many of them survivors of the Nazi concentration camps, attempting an escape from another camp, this one a British internment center in Palestine. Dagmara Dominczyk is good with the panoply of European accents evinced by Diamant's characters, and does an adequate job with the Hebrew and Yiddish gutturals, but some of the basics flummox her: the name of one of the book's protagonists should be pronounced SHAYN-del, not Shayn-DEL. These jarring mistakes notwithstanding, Dominczyk is adept at modulating her voice, using shifts in timber, intonation, and accent bring each of Diamant's heroines to life. A Scribner hardcover (Reviews, Jul. 6). (Sept.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

Diamant's (www.anitadiamant.com) latest work of historical fiction-following The Last Days of Dogtown (2005), also available from Recorded Bks. and S. & S. Audio-revolves around four European Jews at a postwar British internment camp in Palestine. Actress Dagmara Dominczyk's articulate reading is effective overall, her voice adeptly transitioning among the various European-language dialects. But her rendering of the dialog makes it difficult to differentiate between the two of the four main characters, and her interpretation of a lavish word illustration of food falls flat, not capturing the intensity of the women's memories. Recommended for larger public libraries and where Diamant is in demand. [The Scribner hc was called "stirring," LJ Xpress Reviews, 10/29/09.-Ed.]-Lisa Powell Williams, Moline P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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