Mailbox Monday – November 15, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Julie at  Knitting and Sundries. Julie writes:

Visit every week this month to see links to the latest and greatest books arriving in mailboxes!  Be aware, though, visiting can lead to book envy and toppling TBR piles!

Julie will also be offering a different giveaway every week throughout November to encourage participation!

So here is my mailbox for the week:

Kim from On Point Communications sent me a copy of the 2010 International Book Award winning novel The Polski Affair by Leon H. Gildin. Kim says this is a “remarkable story of haunting secrets, the guilt of survival and the ties that bind “arranged families” against the horrific backdrop of the Holocaust. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this fact-based narrative is the setting for the story: The Hotel Polski did exist outside of the Warsaw ghetto. Upon destruction of the ghetto in 1943, the events that took place at the Hotel Polski–namely, an elaborate scheme by the Nazis seeking Jews who survived and guaranteeing them safe passage out of Poland–defy understanding to this day.” Learn more about the story behind the story here. Read an excerpt from the book.

Leon H. Gildin is an award-winning author, producer and retired entertainment attorney. He has worked with 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and individual producers. His award-winning production credits include Appear and Show Cause, a story inspired by the desegregation of the U.S. Army. He is also the executive producer of a number of TV documentaries which include The Secret Army, a documentary about the religious conflict in Ireland; and Theresienstadt, Gateway to Auschwitz: Recollections from Childhood, which received a Blue Ribbon Award from the American Film and Video Festival.

The Polski Affair is scheduled for release in Hebrew translation by a major Israeli publisher in February 2011. Gildin has recently completed a sequel to The Polski Affair. He resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with his wife, Gloria. Learn more about Gildin and his work by visiting the author’s website.

What books arrived at YOUR house this week?

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  1. Wow, that sounds like an amazing story. I’m very much looking forward to your review!

  2. This sounds like an interesting read. I’ll be watching for your thoughts on it.

  3. That sounds like a difficult, but worthwhile read. I hope you enjoy it.

  4. I’m interested in novels as well as non-fiction set in this period. I’ll have to check this one out.

    • Mary on November 15, 2010 at 17:55

    I hope it’s a good read!

  5. If I ever have a week where only one book makes it into my house, I would want it to be a book like this. It sounds like an intense and emotional read! can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

    • zibilee on November 16, 2010 at 13:16

    This sounds like a great book, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

    • Staci on November 16, 2010 at 17:56

    This one sounds so interesting!!

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