Thursday, December 23, 2010

Women's Tales in a few weeks

Women's Tales
a virtual book event
January 13-20, 2010

stories by and about women

SAVE the DATE for this virtual book event: January 13-20

One of the guest authors for the event is Leila Levinson who has written...

Gated Grief:
The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator
Discovers a Legacy of Trauma
by Leila Levinson

Levinson – award-winning author and founder of the site – wrote Gated Grief on an Ella Cabot Lyman research grant. Part research, part memoir, Gated Grief is a StoryCorps-esque collection of interviews from WWII veterans who liberated Holocaust camps, and the children of those veterans.

When Levinson’s father -- a GI surgeon and camp liberator during WWII -- came home from the war, he had seen far, far too much. But he never discussed his trauma at home, nor was there a term (now called PTSD) for his invisible wounds. Later in life, Levinson herself suffered sever adult onset depression, which made her wonder: Was there a link?

Gated Grief examines the way war veterans’ trauma gets passed down to veterans’ children. This is a book designed to spark dialogue and begin the PTSD healing process for veterans and their families. Next year, in 2011, all of the Iraq War soldiers will be coming home – making Gated Grief and urgent and timely read.

Watch Leila Levinson discuss PTSD and her book here.

Please note: Gated Grief does contain Holocaust images that may be disturbing to sensitive readers. Levinson will be going on a national tour this Spring for trauma centers, Holocaust museums, and bookstores; please check her events page, being updated daily, if you are interested in attending a talk.

--/=/=-- Book Giveaway courtesy of PR by the Book --=\=\=-

Open to all.

Offer ends: January 30, 2011


Read this Washington Post interview with Leila.

1. Ask author, Leila, a question in regards to something you found of interest from the interview or something related to the topic in comments along with your email.

2. Come back during the Women's Tales event next month to read Leila's response.

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INSTEAD, tell me something of interest you learned from Leila's site.


Contest has ended - winner is here



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  1. I was wondering how it was to live with your father when you were young.
    Not knowing what he went through, but maybe witnessing unexpected behaviour, how did you deal with it?

    educhico AT gmail DOT com

  2. We can sense that you developed a relation with the Torah during the most recent years.
    But do you still have doubts about it?
    Do you still think that it might also be a source of bad situations?

    agcestrela AT gmail DOT com

  3. Do you feel the Torah can be a book used for healing without the "weight" of religion over it?

    goncalo DOT mil AT gmail DOT com

  4. Do you still have any about reservations about the Torah?


  5. Did you ever unravel what happened to your mother?
    Do you have a theory about it now?
    How did you deal with it when you were young and how do you deal with it now?

    (More than on, sorry! I'm a psychologist, so I just get interested!)

    joanapatriciadias AT gmail DOT com

  6. Why do you think that your parents tryed hard to raise you as "praticant" jew when they were separated from their believes?


  7. What do you hope to achieve with this book?



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