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Epistolophilia Book Launch Invitation

by admin on May 21st, 2012

A lithuanian author is inviting to a book launch of her new book. The event takes place June 7 2012 and lasts from 5PM to 7PM.

Book Launch for Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė by Julija Šukys
Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore
2220 McGill College Avenue
Montreal, QC H3A3P9

Please join Montreal writer Julija Šukys for the launch of her new book Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė. Šimaitė (1894-1970) carefully collected, preserved, and archived the written record of her life, including thousands of letters and scores of diaries. Epistolophilia beckons back to life this quiet and worldly heroine, a giant of Holocaust history (one of Yad Vashem’s honoured Righteous Among the Nations) and yet so little known.

Praise for Epistolophilia:

“Sukys draws liberally from thousands of pages of correspondence and numerous diaries to create a portrait of a deeply thoughtful woman trying to make sense of history and her own life by putting it all to paper. Also of Lithuanian descent, Sukys’s own meditations on the power of letters and writing make this a powerful testament to the confluence of history and individual lives and passions.”—Publishers Weekly
Epistolophilia is not a typical biography, and Šimaitė was not a typical World War II hero. For readers looking for an unconventional account of the World War II and post-war eras, as well as those interested in women’s life writing,Epistolophilia is a nuanced and compelling work.”—ForeWord Reviews

 

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