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Subject: Day After Night by Anita Diamant--incredible book!
Date Posted: 3/20/2010 5:07 PM ET
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 I added this book to my wish list not really caring one way or the other.  I finished it today and I have to say it was incredible.  It was so different than what I expected.  It has been a long time since I've sat for an hour or two because I really just want to read my book and finish it.  This one just sucked me in.

I enjoy books that take me into a situation I would never know about.  This book is a good case.  In 1945, Jewish folks who escaped Europe for Palestine, find themselves imprisoned by the British at Atlit.  The reason is they are considered illegals because their paper work is not in order.  Many of them went from the concentration camps to the detention camp.

The story follows a few of the women who were held there with other characters, British and Jewish, mixed it.
  It is moving and emotional as they try to survive until they are free.  It's historical fiction based on true events.

I don't want to give it all away, so I will just say that this is definitely my best book of the month!

Has anyone else read it?



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Date Posted: 3/21/2010 11:36 AM ET
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Sounds great - I just put it on my library's wait list (I'm #1) so I should get it soon.

Date Posted: 3/21/2010 6:46 PM ET
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I too loved this book and couldn't put it down and then was sad when I finished it.

I'm  still thinking about it several week later.

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 9:03 PM ET
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Suzanne, I had the same feeling.  It was deeply moving.  It makes me wonder what happened to the real detainees at Atlit and how they survived afterwards.

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 10:38 PM ET
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I put it on my w/l.  Thanks

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 10:54 PM ET
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It's now on my wish list as well.  I've read a couple of her books and really liked her writing.

Two of my favorites:

Good Harbor
Author: Anita Diamant

and

The Red Tent
Author: Anita Diamant

Date Posted: 3/25/2010 3:21 PM ET
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While I enjoyed The Red Tent I love love loved this one

Date Posted: 3/25/2010 6:25 PM ET
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I recently got it thru PBS, but haven't read it.  I'll have to move up my TBR list.

Date Posted: 4/2/2010 9:01 PM ET
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Cozette, I've read the Red Tent and loved it.  I haven't read Good Harbors though.  After loving the Red Tent so much, I wasn't sure if I'd like a book by this author in a different setting.  But, now that I found Day after Night to be so good, I'll have to give Good Harbors a try.

Date Posted: 12/28/2010 5:14 PM ET
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If you haven't read this you should take a look 

In my top 3 for this year

Date Posted: 12/28/2010 7:21 PM ET
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Gotta say, I put the book down..... Couldn't get into it or through it.  Surprising, because I loved "The Red Tent."